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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Have there ever been any variations in the TB-800s resonator colors?

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Enot Retsam - Posted - 11/26/2019:  19:27:55

I am pretty sure that all 800s have gold plated and engraved hardware, but have Any ever been created let’s say in the bow tie era with any staining other than the standard bright yellow and red maple cherry sunburst? Eg. Tobacco sunburst mahogany? 

Edited by - Enot Retsam on 11/26/2019 19:29:44

The Old Timer - Posted - 11/26/2019:  20:22:43

I've seen one (photos) with the dark tobacco stain.

Benjamin Pedigo - Posted - 11/27/2019:  01:23:42

I recall Gibson catalogs that outlined a number of finish choices for the 800 models.

Alvin Conder - Posted - 11/27/2019:  05:28:24

I think there was three choices, or I should say I’ve seen three different finishes.
Red/yellow sunburst, Tobacco which is pretty uncommon and I recently saw a all original one in natural, no finish thatbfor some reason had a light green tinit to it.

arnie fleischer - Posted - 11/27/2019:  14:55:55

I used to own this one:

It had a natural (unstained) finish, lighter than the photos show - no green tint, however! - and the metal parts were not engraved.  It came from Gibson's custom shop shortly after Greg Rich arrived.  The person who ordered it backed out of the deal and Gibson consigned it to Mandolin Brothers, where I bought it in the summer of 1988.  I sold it in 2004 and then happened upon it again at Retrofret a few years ago when I brought in another banjo for repair work.

No, I wasn't tempted to buy it again.  




Edited by - arnie fleischer on 11/27/2019 14:57:33

DHutchens - Posted - 11/27/2019:  15:38:53

Single piece flange options were Cherry Sunburst, Gibson Sunburst, Viceroy Brown, Natural, Argentine Grey, Natural Sunburst.......

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