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This is a list of previously sold instruments for archive use. Please visit our instruments in stock pages by following the links on the left.

Here is a listing of instruments that have passed through our hands. Please browse and gain an idea of what we stock regularly. Instruments Models marked "Available to Order" can be ordered through the House of Fine instruments. Other instruments are one of a kind. However if one catches your eye feel free to contact us and we'll see if we can't track another one down.




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Williams "Custom 32" 1
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New Williams "Custom 32" - Lightweight Banjo Banjo 'Sold'

     Exc(++) condition. Maple banjo with an old c1932 bead-brass tone ring from an original TB-1. 50-year old Maple in the neck. Straight-grain Maple resonator. Cox 3-ply Maple rim. Rosewood fingerboard. Excellent intricate, yet tasteful, inlays in peghead and fingerboard. Mostly Prucha parts, including Ptacek pre-war style 2-band tuners.     
     This banjo weighs about 3 lbs less than a typical bluegrass banjo. The tone is great. Lots of presence, good solid attack. I can say that in many settings you could play this banjo and most listeners would not know it only had a brass bead ring, instead of a full weight Flathead tone ring! It sounds very close to my original 1934 RB-1.
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Williams "Custom Demo" 1
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New Williams "Custom Demo" - Burlile Banjo 'Sold'

Mahogany banjo with concentric rings in resonator. Elaborate yet tasteful inlays in peghead and fingerboard. Comes with Jim Burlile tone ring and special wood rim. This banjo sounds great! Used for product demonstration at festivals. Doesn't show much wear, but does have a mark or two on the resonator. Please call for full details... 406/531-0532.
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Williams "Custom Vintage Archtop" 1
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New Williams "Custom Vintage Archtop" 1932 Archtop Tone Ring Banjo 'Sold'

     New. This banjo from Will Williams was made with an original 40-hole tone ring from around 1932. It was mated with an old cured Jimmy Cox 3-ply Maple rim from the 1970's. Unfigured Maple was used for the neck and resonator. This wood was chosen to support the resonance from the rim and ring. One-piece pot metal flange. Rosewood flat fingerboard.
     Ivoroid bindings on top and back of resonator and along fingerboard. Elaborate yet tasteful pearl inlays in peghead and fingerboard.
     We've been having fun with this banjo since we picked it up from Will at a recent festival. It is set-up pretty tight, around a C pitch, and it has a great high-mid presence. I haven't heard it with a more relaxed head, but there is no reason to want to. This banjo has found a beautiful zone of "spang". In other words, if you are looking for a very cool sounding archtop, I would heartily recommend this one.

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Williams "Custom Walnut" 1
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New Williams "Custom Walnut" - with Burlile Tone Ring Banjo 'Sold'

Burled Walnut resonator and Walnut neck. Multiple Ivoroid bindings. Very nice intricate custom inlays. Half Gold and half Nickel parts mixed, with Tonering, Hooks, Reso Hardware, Armrest, Tailpiece and Tuners in Gold. Made with Gold Burlile Tone Ring. The tone is great. Many people are comparing the Burlile tonerings with original pre-war Gibson tonerings. The tonering alone costs $1500. Couple this handmade tonering with Will Williams' fine fit of high-quality parts, and the result is a great banjo! Comes with 4 Gold Keith Standard tuners.
w/ TKL 5-ply Case

 
Williams "Custom" 1
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New Williams "Custom" Banjo 'Sold'

Mahogany neck and resonator. Will Williams made his solid reputation over the last few years by consistently building banjos that deliver very good authentic, professional sound. This one is no different. Made with Prucha/Ptacek Flathead tonering and Prucha 3-ply Maple rim. The sound is great. Similar to Will's other banjos, this handmade tonering gives a satisfying "pre-war" growl when played in first position but has more depth and color of tone when played up the neck than most "pre-war" style banjos do.  Comes with good hardshell case AND "Ballistic Cloth" case cover.
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Williams "Custom" 1
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New Williams "Custom" w/ Beautiful Burled Walnut Resonator Banjo 'Sold'

     "New Old Stock" condition. Highly figured Burled Walnut resonator, with straight-grained Walnut neck. Cox 3-ply Maple rim with Prucha flathead tone ring.
     * This banjo was kept by Will Williams for 3 years as a new banjo, as part of his personal instrument collection. Now he has decided to sell it.
     Double-cut peghead with Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern in headstock and flat rosewood fingerboard. Ivoroid bindings around top and back edge of resonator and along fingerboard. Nickel Krishot pre-war style "pancake" tuners with Schaller 5th peg.
     This banjo sounds very good. It gives you the beauty of burled Walnut, and with a very good "growl".

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Williams "Grangeville" 1
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New Williams "Grangeville" w/ Burlile Tone Ring Banjo 'Sold'

Mahogany neck and resonator. Double-cut peghead. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern, showing inlay at 1st fret. Ivoroid binding on resonator top and back and along side of fingerboard.
   Nickel plated parts, except for the unplated Burlile tone ring. Keith "Standard" tuners in peghead and Schaller 5th string tuner, all with matching ivoroid buttons. R.R. spikes installed at 7th and 9th frets for capo'ing the 5th string.
  
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Williams "Grangeville" 1
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New Williams "Grangeville" - Burlile Banjo 'Sold'

Mahogany neck and resonator. Ivoroid bindings. Elaborate Hearts & Flowers inlays in peghead and Rosewood fingerboard. All gold plated hardware. Keith tuning machines. This is a beautiful "understated" banjo that has great sound. SOLD to Dick Brown.
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Williams "Grangeville" 1
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New Williams "Grangeville" - Burlile Tonering Banjo 'Sold'

Here is one of the sought-after Williams models. The Williams Banjos are very popular with hard-core purists due to the close comparison sound to pre-war Mahogany banjos. It has a Jim Burlile flathead tonering, Mahogany neck and resonator, Double-cut Peghead, and Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern in a Rosewood fingerboard. Ivoroid bindings. Set up with a full set of Bill Keith "standard" tuning pegs - these tuners are expensive, but are excellent tuners, known for their smooth working. Other extras include a new Williams latigo leather banjo strap and a ballistic cloth case cover. Also comes with top TKL hard case.


 
Williams "Grangeville" 1
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2005 Williams "Grangeville" Banjo 'Sold'

    One of the favorite models over the last few years from Will Williams. High-grade Mahogany neck and resonator. Rosewood fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers inlays. Gotoh tuners. Ivoroid bindings on neck and resonator. R.R. spikes in neck at A, Bb, B, & C positions.
    Cox 3-ply rim with Ebbe pre-war style tonering.
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Williams "Grangeville" 1
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New Williams "Grangeville" Demo Banjo 'Sold'

     Demo. Exc condition, but has a few little marks here and there that let you know its been out and played. This is the 2nd "Grangeville" banjo built by Will Williams. This is a model that isn't currently in production by Will. This banjo was played by Will and used to show his work to prospective players and customers, for about 5 years. It isn't beat up at all - only very slight wear on frets.
     Mahogany neck and resonator with ivoroid binding. Fiddle cut peghead with traditional Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern. Solid mother or pearl truss rod cover. R.R. spikes installed at A, Bb, B & C positions. Ebbe pre-war style Flathead tone ring. Handsome brown finish. Gotoh tuners.
     Take advantage of this wonderful banjo priced very low by Williams. It sounds just great.
    
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Williams "Grangeville" Custom 1
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New Williams "Grangeville" Custom w/ Gold Hardware Banjo 'Sold'

    Very nice Mahogany neck and resonator, with ivoroid bindings. Double-cut peghead, Rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl 'Hearts & Flowers' inlay pattern. Solid Mother of Pearl truss-rod cover. Gold hardware, including 2 Keith "D-tuners" at 2nd & 3rd strings and Keith Standard Pegs at 1st & 4th strings. All tuners have Ivoroid buttons. Burlile pre-war style tonering.
    This is a fine sounding banjo. It delivers a great growl with lots of presence.
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Williams "Grangeville" Custom Gold 1
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Previously Owned Williams "Grangeville" Custom Gold Banjo 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. The resonator has a couple of small dings on it, otherwise this banjo is in great shape. All the gold is in very nice original condition, even the armrest and tailpiece.
     This banjo has the same key components as the Williams "Kenny Ingram" model... the "Old Factory Floor" 3-ply Maple rim & the Burlile Tonering. And, it has that pre-war Gibson sound.
     Beautiful straight-grained Mahogany banjo. Tasteful antiqued ivoroid binding around top and back edge of resonator and along fingerboard. Rosewood flat fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern. Double-cut peghead. Ebony peghead veneer with Williams logo pearl inlay, pearl Hearts & Flowers peghead pattern and solid pearl truss-rod cover. All gold plated hardware. Gold Keith standard tuners, with gold Schaller 5th, all with matching ivoroid buttons. R.R. spikes at 7th, 8th, 9,th, 10th frets for 5th string capo'ing.
     It is very rare for Jim Burlile to ever plate one of his tone rings - most people use them just with the original polished bronze look... But according to Jim Burlile, this is one of only 2 that were ever plated gold!
     Set-up talk: This banjo is a 'special' one in that it sounds great when set up "tubby", or a "little tighter", or "snappy" set up. Rolling, growly resonance... Right now it is set very close to Earl Scruggs' sound, with head tension a little past G#. It sounds great! Beautiful attack, with great resonance and timbre.
     The banjo looks fabulous, with no problems and showing no ill treatment. It sounds great, too. It is full of energy and has very active resonance when you are playing it.

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Williams "Kenny Ingram"  1
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New Williams "Kenny Ingram" Banjo 'Sold'

#19. Here is the banjo that is the toast of the country! Will Williams was already known far and wide for building great banjos, but when Kenny Ingram heard them he asked Will to build him one with a little bit special "look" and some specific components. The result is a Mahogany banjo with concentric rings in resonator, built with Burlile Flathead tonering fit to an old seasoned Maple 3-ply rim, the "old floor" rim. Will makes this model with necks by Arthur Hatfield. Will constructs the banjos with all hand fitting and hand finish.
These Williams banjos have caught on and developed a strong reputation as being extremely similar in tonal response to pre-war original banjos. I have seen and heard this demonstrated by various professional banjo players playing authentic pre-war banjos head-to-head with new Williams banjos! Many other good players have seen and heard the same thing and are also convinced...!
w/ OHC

 
Williams "Kenny Ingram" 1
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New Williams "Kenny Ingram" w/ Burlile Tonering Banjo 'Sold'

     This is the last of the "Kenny Ingram" models. Will Williams has decided to "semi-retire" in order to spend more time with his family and with his band... He has announced that there will be only a few more of the Kenny Ingram models.
     Select-grade Mahogany resonator and neck. Rosewood fingerboard with Flying Eagle inlay pattern. Double-cut headstock. Sullivan "Old Factory Floor" 3-ply Maple rim. Burlile pre-war style flathead tone ring. Keith tuners. Concentric circles in back of resonator. Tasteful inlay pattern in peghead and fingerboard.
     This banjo is more than the sum of it's parts and appointments. Will "thoughtfully" assembles his banjos from mating correct weight and density of 3-ply Maple rim to correct weight of hand made Burlile tone ring. This step alone is very important in getting the right consistent tone.
     This banjo has a fine sound... lots of presence, lots of growl, great sound up high. It has the 'growly' sound when you want it and it rings when you want it. In short, it has major tone.
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Williams "Kenny Ingram" 1
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2008 Williams "Kenny Ingram" w/ "Old Floor" Rim & Burlile Ring Banjo 'Sold'

     Almost New Condition. There isn't any wear on frets. The only wear on head is from me having a blast playing this banjo. No dings or dents.
     Mahogany neck and resonator. "Old Factory Floor" 3-ply Maple rim. Jim Burlile flathead tone ring. Antique'd white bindings around top and back edge of resonator and along sides of fingerboard. Two white/black/white concentric circles in back of Mahogany resonator. Modified "Flying Eagle" inlay pattern inlaid in double-cut peghead and in flat rosewood fingerboard. Four Keith "Standard" tuning pegs in peghead, Schaller 5th string peg - all with matching ivoroid buttons. Solid pearl truss-rod cover. R.R. spikes installed at 7th and 9th position for 5th-string capo'ing. Bone nut.
     This is a really great banjo. It really is a joy to play a banjo and have so much presence and thump and growl. It really does make your sternum resonate while you are playing. Will Williams has  built about 21 or so of these "Kenny Ingram" models, using top grade components and taking care in thoughtfully mating these parts for maximum sound value.
     Kenny Ingram used this model extensively for several years when he was touring and recording with "Rhonda Vincent and the Rage".
     * Will Williams isn't making this model anymore, so if you want one it has to be a "pre-owned" one. This particular banjo is in great original condition and was really never played.

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Williams "Kenny Ingram" 1
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2007 Williams "Kenny Ingram" Banjo 'Sold'

     Excellent(+) original condition. Hardly any sign of prior use. No fret wear. This banjo has been back to Will Williams and he's checked it all out and certified it to be in fine original condition.
     Select-grade Mahogany resonator and neck. Rosewood fingerboard with Flying Eagle inlay pattern. Double-cut headstock. Sullivan "Old Factory Floor" 3-ply Maple rim. Burlile pre-war style flathead tone ring. Keith tuners. Concentric circles in back of resonator. Tasteful inlay pattern in peghead and fingerboard.

     This banjo is more than the sum of it's parts and appointments. Will "thoughtfully" assembles his banjos from mating correct weight and density of 3-ply Maple rim to correct weight of hand made Burlile tone ring. This step alone is very important in getting the right consistent tone.
     This banjo has a fine sound... lots of presence, lots of growl, great sound up high. It has the 'growly' sound when you want it and it rings when you want it. In short, it has major tone.
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Williams "Kenny Ingram" 1
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2007 Williams "Kenny Ingram" Banjo 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. The resonator has a couple of scratches and dings, and the head shows a little wear. Neck and frets are both in great shape.
     Bound Mahogany resonator with two concentric circles. Bound rosewood fingerboard. Jim Burlile tonering, Maple "old-floor" 3-ply rim. Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard with elaborate pearl inlays. Keith standard tuning pegs with Ivoroid buttons. Railroad spikes on 7th & 9th frets.
     Wonderful dynamic tone that is comparable to pre-war style banjos... It has the "Mahogany growl". A great professional sound with lots of presence.

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Williams "Kenny Ingram" 1
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2008 Williams "Kenny Ingram" Banjo 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Some slight evidence of fret wear, but nothing serious. Original finish in great shape.
     This banjo was used by Steve Dilling, of "IIIrd Tyme Out" for about 3 years, on the road and in studio recordings, with this banjo recorded on at least one album.
     Mahogany neck and resonator. 3-ply "Old Factory Floor" Maple rim. Burlile pre-war style flathead tone ring. Modified 'double-cut' peghead with Flying Eagle inlay pattern. Rosewood flat fingerboard. Keith "standard" tuning pegs. R.R. spikes installed at 7th and 9th fret. Resonator and neck are bound with ivoroid. Concentric circles in back of resonator.
     This is a great sounding banjo. Built by Will Williams, using all high-grade wood and metal parts.
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Williams "Kenny Ingram" 1
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2007 Williams "Kenny Ingram" Banjo 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There are some slight scratches on the resonator, and a couple marks on the top of the peghead, but the banjo is in great overall shape.
     "Old floor" 3-ply wood rim. Burlyle handmade,  pre-war style flathead  tonering. All 4 tuners are Keith standard pegs with Schaller 5th string tuner all with matching Ivoroid buttons. Neck was custom cut to show only the least amount of wood between the last fret and the tension hoop.

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Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model 1
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New Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model Banjo 'Sold'

     This is #21 of the great Kenny Ingram banjos by Will Williams. Made with top parts. Mahogany neck and resonator. Mr. Williams carefully mates a Jim Burlile tone ring with an old Maple 'factory floor' 3-ply rim in these models, to get a fine "growly" sound that is very resonant and expressive in the low register, and clear in the high register.
     Concentric circles in back of resonator. Comes with Keith 'Standard' tuners with matching ivoroid buttons.
     Will constructs these banjos with all hand fitting and hand finish. He takes great care in matching weights of tone ring and rim, as well as the perfect fitting of the ring to the rim, resulting in almost universal player satisfaction. Williams banjos have caught on and developed a solid reputation as being extremely similar in tonal response to original pre-war banjos. I have seen and heard this demonstrated by various professional banjo players playing authentic pre-war banjos head-to-head with new Williams banjos. Many other good players have seen and heard the same thing and are also convinced.
     There will always be only a limited number of Williams "Kenny Ingram" models, as Will only builds just a few per year.
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Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model Inlay 3
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New Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model Banjo 'Sold'

#18. Here is the banjo that is the toast of the country! Will Williams was already known far and wide for building great banjos, but when Kenny Ingram heard them he asked Will to build him one with a little bit special "look" and some specific components. The result is a Mahogany banjo with concentric rings in resonator, built with Burlile Flathead tonering fit to an old seasoned Maple 3-ply rim, the "old floor" rim. Will makes this model with necks by Arthur Hatfield. Will constructs the banjos with all hand fitting and hand finish.
These Williams banjos have caught on and developed a strong reputation as being extremely similar in tonal response to pre-war original banjos. I have seen and heard this demonstrated by various professional banjo players playing authentic pre-war banjos head-to-head with new Williams banjos! Many other good players have seen and heard the same thing and are also convinced...!
w/ OHC

 
Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model 1
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New Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model Speed Neck Banjo 'Sold'

#17. Here is the banjo that is the toast of the country! Will Williams was already known far and wide for building great banjos, but when Kenny Ingram heard them he asked Will to build him one with a little bit special "look" and some specific components. The result is a Mahogany banjo with concentric rings in resonator, built with Burlile Flathead tonering fit to an old seasoned Maple 3-ply rim, the "old floor" rim. Will makes this model with necks by Arthur Hatfield. Will constructs the banjos with all hand fitting and hand finish.
These Williams banjos have caught on and developed a strong reputation as being extremely similar in tonal response to pre-war original banjos. I have seen and heard this demonstrated by various professional banjo players playing authentic pre-war banjos head-to-head with new Williams banjos! Many other good players have seen and heard the same thing and are also convinced...!
* Same specs as all "Kenny Ingram" models, but this one has a "Speed Neck" finish on back of neck.
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Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model 1
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New Williams "Kenny Ingram" Model - Burlile Banjo 'Sold'

Prototype #00. Mahogany banjo with Double-Cut peghead and Flying Eagle inlay pattern. Ivoroid bindings on resonator and neck, with concentric rings in resonator. Unplated Burlile Flathead tonering. Rosewood fingerboard. Keith standard tuners. "Old Floor" 3-ply Maple rim. This is a fine banjo.  Sold to Kenny Ingram
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Williams "Lewiston" 1
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2006 Williams "Lewiston" Huber Tonering Banjo 'Sold'

Exc condition. Maple neck and resonator. Rosewood fingerboard with spikes at 7th & 9th frets. Maple Cox rim, Huber tonering.
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Williams "Montana" 1
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2011 Williams "Montana" Banjo 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. Almost no sign of fret wear. Some light marks here and there on resonator.
     Double-cut peghead. Flat Rosewood fingerboard with diamonds and bows inlay pattern. Don Elkins' old wood 3-ply Maple rim. Prucha/Ptacek pre-war style flathead tonering. Pre-war style 1-pc pot metal flange. Fingerboard and resonator have white binding. Mahogany resonator back has 2 multiple concentric circles. Waverly 2-band tuners. Speed neck.
     Players are used to Will Williams hitting very close to the mark to the old pre-war sound in his Mahogany banjos. This is no exception. Mr Williams carefully mates tone ring weight with wood rim density, to make sure the vibrations that resound thru the tone ring are handed off in a manner to fully activate the wood rim. Again, its a very good Mahogany sound.

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Williams "Standard III" 1
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New Williams "Standard III" w/ Burlile Tone Ring & Old Floor rim Banjo 'Sold'

     The newest model from Will Williams, the Standard III has great features for "looks" and great features for tone.
     Mahogany banjo with white bindings on resonator and fingerboard, and white/black/white concentric circles in back of resonator. The Mahogany has very nice grain, and Will's coloration brings out the grain.
     Rosewood fingerboard with a pearl inlay pattern derived from traditional "leaves & bows" or "diamonds & bows" patterns.
     'Old factory floor' 3-ply Maple rim with Burlile flathead tone ring carefully and thoughtfully mounted on it. Made with high grade metal parts. Set-up with 2 Keith Standard pegs and with 2 Keith D-tuner pegs at 2nd & 3rd strings. R.R. spikes installed by Williams at 7th and 9th frets.
     This is a fine banjo - plays easy and sounds 'good n growly'...
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Williams "Standard III" 1
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New Williams "Standard III" Demo Banjo 'Sold'

     New banjo that has been at Will William's shop as a demo. Mahogany neck and resonator. "Speed" neck by Williams, with oil finish rubbed into back of neck after lacquer sanded off. Double-cut peghead. Rosewood fingerboard with traditional Style 3 appointments. White binding on resonator and along fingerboard. Comes with original Keith "D-tuners" at 2nd and 3rd strings, and Keith "Standard" pegs at 1st and 4th strings. Schaller 5th peg.
     Very clean and original. Handmade Williams neck, Cox 3-ply Maple rim. Prucha/Ptacek tone ring and all other Prucha parts.
    This banjo is about 20% off the price of a new one, and it only shows slight signs of being played as a Demo.
     
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Williams Custom Parts 1
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Williams Custom Parts Banjo 'Sold'

     Parts Banjo. New banjo made up of new and used high-end parts.
     This banjo is made using same parts that Will Williams used in many of his "Custom" banjos: Williams neck; Cox 3-ply Maple rim; Prucha/Ptacek flathead tone ring; Prucha hardware. Resonator is older Mahogany resonator appointed like early RB-4 resonator with white/black/white bindings and 2 concentric circles of same in back..
     Williams custom neck shows a repaired heel crack. It has a flat Rosewood fingerboard with ornate pearl inlays in peghead and fingerboard. Frets have recently been milled. H&K main tuners, with Schaller 5th, all with matching Ivoroid buttons. Speed neck is original, done by Williams.
     This is a serious "working man's" banjo. Ready to play... feels great... high-end components...
     * If this banjo didn't have a repaired heel crack, it would sell for about $500 - $700 more.

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Williams Custom Prototype 1
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2007 Williams Custom Prototype with Burlile Ring & Old Wood Rim Banjo 'Sold'

     Exc cond. This is one of the prototype models that resulted in the Will Williams' Kenny Ingram banjo model.
     Mahogany neck and resonator. Speed neck. Resonator and fingerboard bound with white binding, with concentric circles in back of resonator. Sullivan (old factory floor) rim mated to unplated Burlile Flathead tone ring. Nickel hardware. Two-band H&K tuners with Schaller 5th, all with matching amber buttons. Rosewood flat fingerboard. Fossilized walrus ivory truss rod cover from First Nations. Double-cut peghead. Unique elaborate inlays in peghead and fingerboard. Pearl inlay block at 21st fret is engraved "Custom".
     * There is a repair to the peghead, but it is nearly invisible. Our own George Wiesel did his usual high grade lutherie magic and the repair is just so nice that you'll wish every luthier in America was this good... Call for more detailed description.
     This is an outstanding banjo with exceptional growl and smooth powerful delivery of tone. Recent set up by Greg Boyd.

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Williams Floor Sweep 1
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Un Played Condition Williams Floor Sweep Banjo 'Sold'

     This is a new, unplayed banjo, but resonator, neck, and rim were produced circa 2008-2010. This banjo is called a "Floor Sweep" because it is the 26th banjo produced with same parts as Williams' Kenny Ingram Model, but without the plaque, without Kenny Ingrams signature, etc.
     Around 2010 or 2011, Will Williams had satisfied the production of 25 Kenny Ingram model banjos. These all had the same formula of old wood rim, Burlile unplated tonering, Gill resonator, Hatfield neck, and mostly Prucha metal hardware. After this run was completed, Will Williams sold Greg Boyd these parts, calling it "Floor Sweep Kenny Ingram". This is an affectionate term that specifically means the same thing as the main run, but after the main run has closed. This means it's not an official Kenny Ingram with full serial number, plaque, and signature, but is sold at a tremendous savings and is the same sounding banjo.
     Mahogany banjo with single white bindings on top and back of resonator and along fingerboard. Double-cut peghead with Flying Eagle inlay pattern. Blank pearl block at 21st fret. Concentric circles in back of resonator. Beautiful pre-War style H&K tuners with Schaller 5th, all with matching ivoroid buttons. This banjo has some polite yet long finish checks in back of resonator. This happened when resonator was brand new and just finished. Because of this one blemish, the banjo has been discounted approximately $300 less than it should be.
     At the time of this writing, we have two official Williams Kenny Ingram models, number 16 and 20, and have just sold one of the Kenny Ingram prototypes. This Floor Sweep model sounds every bit as good as the official ones that we just mentioned.

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