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Gibson RB-250 Mastertone 5-String Banjo 1962 SOLD

Gibson RB-250 Mastertone 5-String Banjo 1962   SOLD

There has been some discussion on the hardware used on this banjo. The RB-250 did not come factory in gold but that said, in 1962 Gibson would fill virtually any custom request. The hardware shows none of the pitting typical of re-plated hardware. Also the cost to upgrade after the banjo was built would have been huge so we are going on the theory that this was a custom order. Tailpiece: I found several of these gold-plated tailpieces in the boxes of 1960s Gibson hardware I acquired when Gibson Canada shut down in 1979. So I am assuming they were stock Gibson issue for at least a few of their gold plated banjos, though I’ve never seen any. I gather they were made by Elton but am happy for input from anybody out there who knows more.

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Ian Pattison 5 string banjo 2009 (Consignment) SOLD

Ian Pattison 5 string banjo 2009 (Consignment) SOLD

Here is a cool handmade banjo which is in great overall condition and comes with a black hardshell case.

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Deering Sierra 2000 (Consignment) SOLD

Deering Sierra 2000 (Consignment)  SOLD

Comes with original hardshell case.

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Nechville Zeus Banjo

As you pick up the Zeus, you’ll realize why Tom Nechville named this banjo after the king of gods. Players really seem to love the lighter weight of this banjo, as well as its smooth-feeling neck profile, radiused fingerboard and avante garde peghead profile. The beveled wooden armrest feels smooth on your forearm, the neck shape makes chording easier, providing clean, distinct and full bodied musical notes. You hear a woody, penetrating clarity with none of the sonic interference that is ever present in other traditional banjos.

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Nechville Atlas Banjo

The Nechville Atlas is hybrid banjo with a unique pot and Nechvilles patent pending adjustable neck design. The Walnut block-rim construction and wooden flange give this banjo a earthy appearance and smooth ergonomic feel. The Nechville fraling thumb scoop allows players to double thumb in that sweet spot without losing the top frets common with a typical scoop. The Cocobolo tone ring has a similar mass to a light weight metal tone ring providing similar sustain with a much warmer timbre. This instrument has the full fat sound of a 12″ pot with added clarity providing great depth, resonance and sustain. The Saturn and Stars inlay and hand rubbed oil finish complete this great looking and sounding banjo!

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Nechville Classic Deluxe Banjo

Nechville Musical Products has been in business since 1989, manufacturing professional banjos and related accessories for the booming acoustic and electric string instrument market. They have gained a respected reputation among the nation’s top builders as being a leader in innovation and design. Nechville owns patents on the unique Heli-mount banjo design which has been enthusiastically accepted by some of the world’s top players such as Bela Fleck and Alison Brown!

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