Dick, the banjo you refer to as the "super Earl," is known simply as "The Earl." it was, to my knowledge, the most expensive of any of the Scruggs model banjos that Gibson ever produced. There are only 4 of them in existence. Let me see if I can get this right, the specific names of the Scruggs models/banjos - they were (in no particular order) the Standard Scruggs, the "49 Classic," the Earl Scruggs Special, The Golden Deluxe, The Flint Hill Special, and "The Earl." Some would argue the Granada is also, "kinda' sorta' possibly perhaps maybe".... a Scruggs model. I am pretty certain I am forgetting at least one version or model. "The Earl" was about 50K NEW. (like 49,995.00 or some such) there were to be 5 of them; one was destroyed or damaged in the flood, and the purchaser was (to my knowledge, according to the stories I have heard) given the opportunity to - 1) either wait for that particular banjo to be properly repaired or replaced, OR 2) to back out of the deal with no penalty; he apparently opted out of the deal.
I played one of these before. I believe it was listed as a “special” or something. And the owner’s wife purchased it from Janet Davis, so it was legit. It was a very nice sounding banjo from what I remember.