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2005 Gibson Mastertone RB-250 Banjo

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For decades, banjos like the Gibson Mastertone and the RB-250 model were the gold standard for bluegrass and country banjo players. This 2005 RB-250 model is one of the last Gibson produced; not long afterwards, Gibson stopped offering banjos and the Nashville flood caused so much damage to the Gibson Banjo shop that they’ve never re-opened it. It doesn’t look like there will be any new Gibson Banjos for the forseeable future.,

There’s a little known bit of information about these banjos. By this time, Gibson was sourcing many banjo parts from the Sullivan Brothers in Louisville, Kentucky. The Sullivans now operate as the Sullivan Banjo Company.

This 2005 Gibson RB-250 Mastertone banjo is in good condition with a new head. It’s had a fret dress and complete setup by Grant MacNeill here at The Twelfth Fret. It plays very well, and is sold with its original Gibson hardshell case.

Price: $3150 CAD
  • Model: Mastertone RB-250
  • Year: 2005
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 2500504, built during 2005. At this point most of these were built for Gibson in Lousiville, Kentucky, USA.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 17/04/2017

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case

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