2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo SOLD

Comments Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were two of the most recognisable names in the bluegrass pantheon, and were arguably responsible for its rise to mainstream popularity. Earl Scruggs played a Gibson RB-Granada banjo for many years.

Gibson banjos are legendary but now are very hard to find; while Gibson was an overwhelming force in the banjo universe for decades, the rise of rock music pushed banjos further and further down the production priority list. In 2010, the huge flood in Nashville damaged much of the Gibson banjo and mandolin facility and has for the moment ended their production of banjos.

This 2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo in great condition, and ciomes with a flat-top hardshell Gibson case.

Serial Number Dated ’12-16-00′, December 16, 2000 and built in Nashville, Tennesee, USA.
Pricing $2950 CAD with case. SOLD
Neck Flame maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl floral inlays, mother of pearl Gibson script logo and inlays on headplate.
Frets original frets with minimal wear.
Body Maple rim and flame maple resonator.
Finish Original gloss nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish, in good conditon. Some normal play wear but the instrument has been well cared for.
Hardware/electronics All original (except for the strings), including ‘Earl Scruggs’ truss rod cover. Four Capo Tacks installed.
Playability/Action Plays well, and we will of course set it up to the player’s requirements.
Case Hardshell Gibson flat-top case included.

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