Recording Banjos

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Epiphone Recording Atrist Tenor Banjo Epiphone Recording Atrist Plectrum Banjo
Epiphone Recording Atrist Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Recording Atrist Plectrum Banjo
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Epiphone Recording Atrist Banjo Headstock
  • 1925-1935
  • Also known as Recording Banjo Style A
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • 6-ply American Walnut resonator with Ebony & Holly inlaid ring

Neck:

  • Walnut neck decorated with 3 Ebony & Holly veneers
  • Gaboon ebony fingerboard
  • White pyralin neck binding
  • Hand-engraved Mother-of-Pearl slotted diamond fingerboard inlays
  • Ebony headstock overlay with mother of pearl inlay

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Rogers head
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpeice
  • Patented armrest
  • 4:1 ratio Grover banjo tuners



Alhambra

Alhambra
Epiphone Alhambra Recording Banjo
Epiphone Alhambra Recording Banjo Epiphone Alhambra Recording Banjo Variation
Epiphone Alhambra Recording Banjo
Epiphone Alhambra Recording Banjo Variation
  • 1927-1935
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • 5-ply walnut neck & rim
  • Green pearloid covered resonator with 2 inlaid rings
  • 6-ply resonator covered in white pyralin with wood marquetry
  • 11" diameter head
  • 3.5" depth

Neck:

  • Engraved pearloid fingerboard with ornate cross pattern & tinting
  • Engraved pearloid headstock with tinted floral designs
  • 23" scale
  • 1.125" nut width

Hardware:

  • Quadrupal silver plated hardware with satin finish
  • Single-ply pyralin neck binding
  • Engraved tailpiece
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Rogers all-white head
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover & adjustment device
  • Grover DeLuxe 4:1 ratio banjo tuners



Bandmaster

Epiphone Bandmaster Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Bandmaster Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Bandmaster Dragon Headstock Epiphone Bandmaster Headstock
Epiphone Bandmaster
Dragon Headstock
Epiphone Bandmaster Headstock
Epiphone Bandmaster Carved Heel Epiphone Bandmaster Non-Carved Heel
Epiphone Bandmaster Carved Heel
Epiphone Bandmaster
Non-carved Heel
Epiphone Bandmaster Walnut Cover Epiphone Bandmaster Pearloid Cover
Epiphone Bandmaster
Walnut Cover
Epiphone Bandmaster Pearloid Cover
  • 1925-1935
  • Also known as Recording Banjo Style B
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • Amber tortoise shell pyralin veneered resonator & rear head plate
  • Resonator sides inlaid with two rows of hand-carved wood marquetry
  • Single ring of wood marquetry inlaid on resonator rear cover
  • Natural walnut finish on early models
  • Amber pearloid overlay on later models

Neck:

  • Brazilian Rosewood neck with center stripe
  • White pyralin & multi-colored marquetry neck binding
  • 5-ply Gaboon Ebony fingerboard
  • Engraved & tinted ornate Mother-of-Pearl 4-point star fingerboard inlays
  • Ebony headstock overlay with ornate Mother-of-Pearl inlay
  • Ornate hand-carved floral neck carving on early models
  • Later versions without neck carving
  • Dragon headstock inlay (1925-1927)
  • Ornate headstock pearl inlaid floral design (1938-1935)

Hardware:

  • Quadrupal gold plated & hand-burnished hardware
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpece with spring cover & adjusting device
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Rogers head
  • Patented armrest
  • 4:1 Grover DeLuxe banjo tuners



Concert

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Epiphone Concert Recording Tenor Banjo
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Epiphone Concert Recording Tenor Banjo Headstock
Epiphone Concert Recording Banjo Resonator Epiphone Concert Recording Banjo Heel Carving
Epiphone Concert Recording Banjo Resonator
Epiphone Concert Recording Banjo Heel Carving
  • 1925-1935
  • Also known as Recording Banjo Style C
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • 3 inlaid concentric wood marquetry rings on resonator cover
  • 1 or 2 inlaid vertical wood marquetry stripes on resonator cover
  • 2 inlaid wood marquetry rings on resonator side

Resonator & Variations:

  • Natural rosewood on early models
  • Amber pearloid with wood marquetry
  • Green pearloid with no marquetry
  • Blue floral design inlays
  • Checkered and/or gold sparkle border

Neck:

  • Amber Brazilain Rosewood neck with center stripe
  • Multi-ply Mother-of-Pearl pyralin fingerboard
  • Engraved & tinted floral fingerboard designs
  • Hand-carved floral designs on neck heel
  • Black pyralin fingerboard with white etchings on early models
  • White pyralin fingerboard with black or tinted etchings on later models
  • Dragon headstock inlay (1925-1927)
  • Ornate pearloid headstock veneer with floral design & Epiphone banner (1928-1935)
  • 23" scale / 19 fets
  • 27" scale / 22 frets

Hardware:

  • Gold-plated & hand burnished hardware
  • 3:1 ratio Hercules tuners with Moter-of-Pearl buttons
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Rogers XXX head
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover & adjusting device



Concert Special

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Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Headstock Variation Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Dragon Headstock Variation
Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Headstock Variation
Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Dragon Headstock Variation
Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Heel Carving Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Fingerboard
Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Heel Carving
Epiphone Concert Special Recording Tenor Banjo Fingerboard
  • 1925-1935
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • White Holly resonator with wood marquetry
  • 3 concentric rings & 2 vertical wood marquetry inlays on reconator
  • White pyralin resonator sides with 2 wood marquetry inlays

Neck:

  • White Holly neck
  • Hand-carved floral designs on neck heel
  • 5-ply White pyralin fingerboard
  • Engraved & tinted floral fret markers
  • 5-ply Pearloid headstock veneer with tinted floral engravings
  • Epiphone banner logo & "Concert Special" script on headstock
  • Pearloid veneered headstock rear

Hardware:

  • Quadrupal gold-plated & hand-burnished engraved hardware
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Patented armrest
  • Rogers head
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover & adjusting device
  • 4:1 ratio Grover DeLuxe tuners



Concert Art DeLuxe

Epiphone Concert Art DeLuxe Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Concert Art DeLuxe Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Concert Art DeLuxe Resonator Cover Epiphone Concert Art DeLuxe Resonator Side
Epiphone Concert Art DeLuxe Resonator Cover
Epiphone Concert Art DeLuxe Resonator Side
  • 1925-1928
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • Ebony resonator cover with amber pearloid center
  • 2 concentric outer ring inlays & circular fan pattern in center
  • 2 inlaid wood marquetry rings on side of resonator
  • 11" diameter head

Neck:

  • Ebony neck with hand-carved floral design on heel
  • Ebony fingerboard with ornate engraved pyralin fret markers
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with pearl dragon inlay
  • White payralin neck binding with inlaid wood marquetry
  • 23" scale /19 frets
  • 27" scale/ 22 frets

Hardware:

  • Floral engraved hand-burnished gold hardware
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover and adjusting device
  • 3:1 ratio Hercules tuners
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Rogers head
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Patented armrest



Pharoah Concert DeLux

Epiphone Pharaoh Concert DeLux Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Pharaoh Concert DeLux Tenor Banjo
  • 1933
  • Specially made for the Egyptian Pavilion at the World Expo in Chicago
  • Egyptian themed tenor banjo

Resonator:

  • Circular Egyptian pharaoh & flower theme on resonator back
  • Egyptian people theme & wood marquetry around resonator side

Neck:

  • White payralin headstock overlay with scarab, snakes & Epiphone banner
  • White payralin rear headstock overlay with scarab & floral theme
  • Ebony fingerboard with alternating white pyralin fret markers
  • Engraved & tinted fret markers with Egyptian themes



DeLuxe

Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Headstock Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Dragon Headstock
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Headstock
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Dragon Headstock
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Heel Variation Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Resonator Cover
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Heel Variation
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Resonator Cover
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Heel Variation Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Tenor Banjo Fingerboard
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Banjo Heel Variation
Epiphone DeLuxe Recording Tenor Banjo Fingerboard


  • 1925-1935
  • Also known as Recording Banjo Style D
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • 2-piece resonator with black outer ring & white pyralin center
  • Inlaid wood marquetry rings on resonator back
  • Circular floral pattern with concentric ring & floral star in resonator center
  • White pearloid resonator sides with floral ring & wood marquetry
  • Side-notched hoop
  • 11" diameter head
  • 3.5" depth

Neck:

  • Gaboon Ebony neck with center stripe
  • Tinted or non-tinted hand-carved floral design on heel
  • Ebony fingerboard with alternating pyralin segments
  • Alternating black & white hand-engraved & tinted pyralin fingerboard markers
  • Some variations with engraving on all fret marker segments
  • 23" scale
  • 1.125" nut width

'Headstock:'

  • Dragon inlay 1925-1927
  • Pearloid overlay with banner logo & ornate floral designs 1928-1935
  • Some versions with pearloid real headstock overlay with flower design

Hardware:

  • Floral engraved hand-burnished gold hardware
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover and adjusting device
  • Grover DeLuxe 4:1 ratio banjo tuners
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Rogers head
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Patented armrest



DeLuxe Art

Epiphone DeLuxe Art Plectrum Banjo
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Plectrum Banjo
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Headstock Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Headstock
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Headstock
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Headstock
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Resonator Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Resonator Variation
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Resonator
Epiphone DeLuxe Art Banjo Resonator Variation
  • 1925-1927
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • Walnut stained resonator with inlaid marquetry ring & dragon design
  • 2 inlaid wood marquetry rings on resonator side
  • Some variations with inlaid marquetry on entire resonator side
  • Side-notched hoop
  • 11" diameter head
  • 3.5" depth

Neck:

  • Gaboon Ebony neck with center stripe
  • Tinted or non-tinted hand-carved floral design on heel
  • Ebony fingerboard with ornate alternating pyralin fret markers
  • Varied-pattern fingerboard inlays
  • White pyralin neck binding with wood marquetry underneath
  • Pearl dragon inlay on headstock
  • Carved dragon relief on back of headstock
  • 23" scale
  • 1.125" nut width

Hardware:

  • Floral engraved hand-burnished gold hardware
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover and adjusting device
  • Grover DeLuxe 4:1 ratio banjo tuners
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Rogers head
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Patented armrest



Dansant

Epiphone Dansant Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Dansant Recording Tenor Banjo
Epiphone Dansant Recording Banjo
Epiphone Dansant Recording Banjo Resonator Cover Variations
Epiphone Dansant Recording Banjo Epiphone Dansant Recording Banjo
Epiphone Dansant Recording Banjo
Epiphone Dansant Recording Banjo
  • 1925-1935
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • Gold flecked pyralin resonator back outer-ring with floral ring
  • Silver flecked pyralin resonator back inner-ring with floral ring
  • Wood marquetry ring inlaid on resonator back between pyralin sections
  • Tinted floral design or Epiphone crest in center of resonator
  • 3-piece gold/silver flecked pyralin resonator side
  • Inlaid marquetry rings and floral desing on resonator side

Neck:

  • White Holly neck with red, black & blue inlaid center stripes
  • Hand-carved & tinted floral design on neck heel
  • Some model variations with no heel carving
  • 5-ply multi-color fingerboard wood veneers
  • Alternating white pyralin & gold tortoise shell fret markers
  • Fret markers with engraved & tinted floral designs
  • Pyralin headstock veneer with tinted banner logo & floral engravings
  • Gold-flecked pyralin rear headstock veneer with tinted Epiphone crest

Hardware:'

  • Hand-burnished quadrupal gold-plated & engraved hardware
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Rogers head
  • Patented armrest
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover & adjusting device
  • 4:1 ratio Grover Deluxe tuners



Emperor

Epiphone Emperor Recording Plectrum Banjo
Epiphone Emperor Recording Plectrum Banjo
Epiphone Emperor Recording Banjo Headstock Epiphone Emperor Recording Banjo Headstock
Epiphone Emperor Recording Banjo Headstock
Epiphone Emperor Recording Banjo Headstock
Epiphone Emperor Recording Banjo Variation
Epiphone Emperor Recording Banjo Variation
  • 1925-1935
  • Also known as Recording Banjo Style E
  • 4-string tenor (short scale) & plectrum (long Scale) versions available

Resonator:

  • White pyralin veneered resonator with engraved & tinted floral ring
  • Floral ornamentation on side of resonator & headstock rear
  • Epiphone crest on resonator
  • Tone ring mounts on pillars
  • Side-notched hoop

Neck:

  • 9-ply African Tamatave Ebony neck with center stripe
  • Hand-carved floral desing on neck heel
  • 9-ply colored veneer fingerboard
  • Single-ply pyralin neck binding
  • Alternating white & black pyralin fret markers with tinted floral engravings

Headstock:

  • White pyralin headstock veneer with tinted ornate floral engraving
  • White pyralin veneered headstock rear with engraved & tinted floral design
  • Epiphone crest on back of headstock
  • Rhinestone jeweled headstock border
  • Engraved & tinted Epiphone banner logo & "Emperor" script

Hardware:

  • Hand-burnished & engraved gold hardware
  • Single coordinator neck adjustment rod
  • Rogers head
  • Patented armrest
  • Grover DeLuxe tailpiece with spring cover & adjusting device
  • 4:1 ratio Grover DeLuxe tuners



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