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1257 posts
since 4/10/05

04/20/2017 17:34:22 Reply with Quote


Guitar Center has a 2001 Scruggs H&F Banjo listed at a Des Moines, IA store, at $2999.00. 

They've tagged it with their "Excellent" condition rating, which in writing they define as essentially "as new" condition with no blemishes or signs of wear.  I'm not saying that is actual condition, and have nothing to do with the listing or the instrument, just passing it on for those ES lovers out there:​ 


Sorry if this is the wrong forum, just didn't think it was a Classified or Swap Shop, since it is not my listing, just passing on an alert for anyone interested.







The Old Timer

United States
9885 posts since 10/30/08

04/20/2017 18:18:39View The Old Timer's MP3 Archive View The Old Timer's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

If it's really Excellent, that's a fair price.

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5261 posts since 8/31/06

04/21/2017 08:57:48View the-fish's MP3 Archive View the-fish's Photo Albums View the-fish's Blog Reply with Quote

and a firm one lol

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United States
10 posts since 11/5/16

04/22/2017 15:04:19 Reply with Quote

To be honest I've been considering getting either this or the RB3 they have listed. Looking at the pictures though it looks a little dusty for "like new".

Anybody know how the ESS compares to the RB3?

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1257 posts since 4/10/05

04/23/2017 00:48:46 Reply with Quote

The ESS is maple, with an ebony board. The RB3 is mahogany, with a rosewood board. There are subtle tonal differences, and only you can decide what's right for you.

They do have a very liberal return/rejection policy. You can have them ship it to a GC near you and go there and check it out, and pass.   You have to buy it.  Or, pick it up there (or have it shipped to you directly), get it whichever way, and pass within (I think) 30 days. But you do have to pay for the shipping.

I agree what the thought above---That if  the condition is true to their "Excellent" rating, the $2999 is solidly a fair price,  if you're looking for an ESS.

Edited by - ceemonster on 04/23/2017 00:51:12

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United States
133 posts since 10/13/15

04/23/2017 12:17:20View Gabejohn_'s MP3 Archive View Gabejohn_'s Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Doesn't this look like this has a high crown head?

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