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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Double necked Gibson - 10 string banjo

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Alvin Conder - Posted - 03/28/2021:  07:16:36

Came across this record jacket with what appears to be a Gibson twin necked 10 string banjo. Maybe inspired by ‘71 twin neck Gibson that Jimmy Page had.

Curious about it and I know that somebody here has either played it, owned it or worked on it.

What inspired it?

Does it still exist?


Culloden - Posted - 03/28/2021:  08:38:14

I think that's a photography trick. I see no way that a banjo built like this could be feasible. Notice how his right hand covers where the neck joins the pot so the viewer can't see?

AndrewD - Posted - 03/28/2021:  08:48:37

There's nothing new on the BHO


Alvin Conder - Posted - 03/28/2021:  09:05:41


OK. Read the thread.

So it seems a few people in the 1970s, some 50 years ago, saw the banjo and one or two people actually held it.

Now that we know it actually existed, who made it/modified it? Gibson?

Does it still exist?

Whereabouts known? Or is it in that box molding in a third cousins basement?

Just curious, as after 50 years of playing I’m as it is said, trying to figure out the one neck.

The 70s gave birth to some strange things...That banjo is almost equal to his suit.

rcc56 - Posted - 03/28/2021:  11:45:32

My guess is that it would not be unlikely that Gibson built the banjo as a custom order in the '60's or '70's. The industry was a lot different back then.

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