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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Butch Robins' 1962 Gibson RB250 Archtop

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ButchRobins - Posted - 06/06/2020:  07:09:37

Here are photos taken this AM of my very first Gibson banjo. I got it for Christmas in 1962. I have been the only owner and it's as original as it can be. I don't play it anymore, but it served me well in my younger days! I have the truss rod cover somewhere in my house, but for now, its whereabouts are a mystery!

R. Blakeslee Gilpin - Posted - 06/06/2020:  07:11:09

get your allen shelton groove on!

The Old Timer - Posted - 06/06/2020:  07:59:25

Nice pictures. I had one just like it from about 1967 to 1977.

Aradobanjo - Posted - 06/06/2020:  10:11:30


This show and tell is nice. What is the Dec 12, 1959 note in the resonator?

Alvin Conder - Posted - 06/06/2020:  10:38:39

Nice banjo. Thanks for Sharing

My very first Mastertone that I got when I was a kid was a mid 50’s. RB250.

Got it used. Loved it then and I still love it. One of the few banjos I have that I will never get rid of.

Emiel - Posted - 06/06/2020:  11:19:32

I like these archtop bowtie RB-250 banjos very much, very cool banjo. I would sure like to have one, but I already have so many banjos and guitars…

ButchRobins - Posted - 06/06/2020:  13:39:38


Originally posted by Aradobanjo


This show and tell is nice. What is the Dec 12, 1959 note in the resonator?

It's "Dec 21, 1962" - That was when I got it for Christmas that year.

HarleyQ - Posted - 06/06/2020:  19:11:17

The scratches looks like 1952.

ButchRobins - Posted - 06/07/2020:  04:14:37


Originally posted by HarleyQ

The scratches looks like 1952.

My scratching technique wasn't that great when I was 13 years old. It may be somewhat better now, but I assure you, this was done in 1962.

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