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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Mastertone RB 250 5 String Banjo Walnut, 1975

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Mastertone RB 250 5 String Banjo Walnut, 1975

Introduced in 1954 and offered until the devastating Nashville floods of 2010, the Gibson Mastertone RB 250 was the workhorse banjo for countless serious players. The RB-250 was the entry into the Mastertone line with any of the variations on that flat head tone ring and rim system. Here we have a Gibson Mastertone RB 250 built during 1975, with a Mahogany resonator and neck and walnut-stain finish.

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Price: $2,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson RB-250 Mastertone 5-String Banjo Mahogany, 1998

❌SOLD❌ Gibson RB-250 Mastertone 5-String Banjo Mahogany, 1998

The Gibson RB-250 – or Regular Banjo – became the workhorse, standard instrument for country and bluegrass players after it introduction in 1954. It was built until 2010, when flooding destroyed the Nashville workshop.

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson RB-250 Banjo Mahogany, 1998

❌SOLD❌ Gibson RB-250 Banjo Mahogany, 1998

This Gibson RB-250 example dates to 1998 and is good working order.  It has just been completely worked over and set up by Anne Hartman at The Twelfth Fret.     Fret wear is moderate but it plays cleanly, and delivers that loud, clear Gibson banjo sound.   There is visible wear on the arm-rest plating, sure signs that it’s been used as intended, and that’s a good thing. 

Used
Price: $2,650.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Mastertone RB250 5 String Banjo, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Mastertone RB250 5 String Banjo, 2003

For decades, the Gibson Mastertone RB250 banjo was the benchmark, workhorse banjo for countless players in country and bluegrass styles. During the later 1960’s and the 1970’s, however, quality suffered, until in 1984 Gibson hired Greg Rich to revamp the line and bring quality back to its original high level.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Banjo, 1968

❌SOLD❌ Gibson RB-250 Mastertone Banjo, 1968

This Gibson RB-250 Mastertone was built at the historic Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan and dates to 1968 and is in good working order. Previously refretted, it has just received a fret dress and set up here by Anne Hartman. As an indication of this banjo’s history, the rear of the headstock features a small plaque reading ‘The House of Banjo Edmonton Alberta’. The House of Banjo was opened in 1967 by Alfie Myhre and Don Evoy, and is now part of Myhre’s Music.

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Price: $1,690.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ 2005 Gibson Mastertone RB-250 Banjo

❌SOLD❌ 2005 Gibson Mastertone RB-250 Banjo

For decades, Gibson Mastertone banjos and the RB-250 model were the gold standard for bluegrass and country banjo players.

Used
Price: $3,150.00 CAD

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