Old Black
D'Angelico electric
D'Angelico New Yorker
Don Musser Parlor
Fender Broadcaster
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson 6 string Banjo
Gibson Explorer
Gibson Flying V
Gibson J200
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
Gibson Les Paul Jr.
Gretsch 6120
Gretsch White Falcon
Guild 12 String
Guild M-20
Hagstrom I
Martin 5-18
Martin D-18
Martin D-28
Martin D-45
National Resonator
National Studio 66
Takamine acoustic
Taylor 855
Gibson 6 String Banjo


Since 1971 Neil has been using a 1927 Gibson Mastertone 6 string banjo. Larry Cragg mentions In an extra features video from the Heart Of Gold DVD, that the banp is a "ball bearing" style banjo, which gives it that distinctive garbage can sound.

James Taylor can be heard using this banjo on the recording of Old Man on Harvest. Neil has used the instrument notably on For The Turnstiles from On The Beach and on tour in 1989, Mellow My Mind in 1976, My Boy on Old Ways and on tour in 1983, and on Old King from Harvest Moon in 1992 & 1999.