Chuck Lee Lone Star Open Back 5 String Banjo - Pre-Owned


Sold Make an enquiry

Spread the cost

  • Open to all
  • 25% deposit secures the guitar
  • Spread the remaining cost over 3 months

View finance options


Luthier Chuck Lee builds gorgeous open-back banjos in his Ovilla, Texas workshop. These instruments give a nod to the past while being firmly rooted in the present. This example features a 12 inch Maple rim, as well as a Tubaphone tone ring. This combination makes for a warm, punchy tone, that’s 3-dimensional in quality. This banjo is wonderfully responsive. When tuned to double C tuning, a popular choice for old-time players, the banjo has a sparkle in the highs and deeply resonant lows. This banjo would be perfect for recording and would sound excellent on the stage through a quality microphone. This banjo is in excellent condition and comes in its OHSC


  • 1-⅜ Nut Width
  • 25-½” Scale Length
  • Maple Neck
  • 12” Maple rim
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Ebony headstock overlay
  • Fingerboard scoop
  • Tubaphone Tone Ring 


Fully insured global shipping

All instruments ship direct from Nashville to anywhere in the world, fully insured with trusted global couriers

Easy Returns

Every guitar comes with a 72-hour appraisal period so if you're not satisfied you can return the instrument to us

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

Secure payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied