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Dec 9, 2022 - 4:11 PM
1 posts since 11/8/2022

First time poster here.
I've recently started playing clawhammer banjo and am looking to buy one but it's very difficult to find any half decent and affordable secondhand banjos in Australia. After reading through a lot of the forums here, I'm thinking to get a Recording King OT025 as it seems like an affordable and good sounding instrument with good reviews. I'm also open to other suggestions, and am wondering if anyone in Australia has anything they're selling or has any recommendations of where to purchase either an RK OT025 or something in a similar quality/price bracket? I've been searching the classifieds here, on Reverb, FB Marketplace and Gumtree but haven't found anything decent secondhand that ships to Australia yet.
Thanks for any suggestions!

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 12/11/2022 04:47:30

Dec 9, 2022 - 5:00:28 PM

3063 posts since 3/30/2008

There is a saying in the drum collector's world, " If you want an old drum, find an old drummer". (If you're looking for a banjo, find a local banjoist).

Dec 9, 2022 - 5:13:31 PM
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16373 posts since 8/30/2006

audreybee Welcome to the hangout

Try a search of members who live in OZ.
See if you can contact some of them
It depends on how handy a person is.
Banjos can be assembled from parts.
I like the RK OT 025
Good luck with your learning curve.

Dec 9, 2022 - 11:04:46 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)


26685 posts since 6/25/2005
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There are excellent old Clifford Essex banjos floating around Down Under. You might try to find one.

Dec 10, 2022 - 2:46:46 PM

John Yerxa


63 posts since 9/13/2021


I might be able to help, at least with information. Send me a private message with your e-mail if you want to chat - I'm near Adelaide.

Dec 11, 2022 - 4:47:16 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)


28235 posts since 8/3/2003

I'm moving your topic to the shopping forum. Swap Shop is for people who have classified ads on the Hangout.

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