It has the same harshness of the Standard Scruggs. The banjo is catalog correct for the time period with hex-head resonator attachment screws. Here's a very fine vintage banjo. This golden era of banjo history has also shown the most attractive to both professional musicians and collectors, and has historically shown the most monetary appreciation of any other make or era. The Lag bolt hole is not perfect in this tone ring, but that will be covered up by the heel of the neck.
! These charges are the buyer's responsibility. This would make a Great Christmas Present for a Banjo player or enthusiast. Our workshop personnel has polished the frets which are a bit low in height but not affecting playability and cleaned and oiled the utterly gorgeous Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Those types of details are, by the way, done at the factory before an instrument leaves Gibson today. The banjo is made of mahogany with nickel plating and is from the period when Gibson was still at the top of its form. The system used by the banjo enthusiasts simply did not square with information collected by the guitars and mandolin players.
Normal after time A Barcus Berry B-B Jr pickup is installed on the banjo. This item is a store item and may be removed from eBay at any time due to item no longer being available. It's because I'm in the office part time. Please Let Us Know If You Are Bidding On Any Of Our Other Items And Need Us To Wait To Send You A Final Invoice. Visit my eBay Store: Guitars and Gear Powered by Offered is the opportunity to acquire this rare piece of string instrument history.
Original'The Gibson' hard shell case i n cluded. Luckily for banjo players, this is just a wee bit more than half as light as a 20 lb. Please take a look at all the photos so you can determine for yourself the condition. Neck is made of walnut, and is extremely straight. Original Gibson parts: wood rim.
It will be professionally packed and shipped, and it will need to be signed for at time of delivery. Here is a compilation of what I have found. I will make sure it is very well packaged for shipping. You may see the serial number stamped into the wooden rim of the banjo's body or written inside the resonator in chalk. Great sounding instrument which plays well. Unlike the situation with guitars where the neck might require removal, binding is fairly easy to replace on a resonator.
The fretboard is rosewood, and has the Gibson style-1 gull wing inlay pattern. The banjo is all-original with the exception of railroad spikes installed on the 7th and 10th frets of the fifth string. This goes right to Paypal. And normal wear to fingerboard and neck from usage. Thanks again and have a wonderful day,.
It was also in '86 that I became a consultant to Gibson Guitars in Nashville. The Seller Reserves the Right to Render the Auction Void and Promptly Relist the item without Notice. As made by Gibson, is the most beautiful of all banjos in the hands of an artist, Gibson catalog. Direct email to the link can be sent upon request. Could not figure out how to do it on here. No warp, cracks, no repairs.
Armrest, tension hoop, conversion neck and tuners. The original Grover tuners are still in place along with the friction-type fifth string tuner. Neck comes as shown in the pictures. In the case of this instrument, it means that it's been played-in. The problem with those banjos was with the setup! It is a single-owner banjo. . Buyer to pay all shipping costs.