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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Gibson resonator lugs

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soonersailor - Posted - 04/23/2021:  15:32:15

When did Gibson change from three lug to four lug resonators?

Alvin Conder - Posted - 04/23/2021:  16:46:42

That is a question that depends upon the model of the banjo.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 04/23/2021:  19:32:50

It happened when one of the three "lugs" got his brother to quit pro wrestling and come work for Gibson, instead.

kyleb - Posted - 04/24/2021:  07:22:39

They seem to have always had 4 lugs on higher end banjos and 3 on the lower end 00 and 100s.

GStump - Posted - 04/24/2021:  11:08:40

depending on year, model, and other things, such as "are we running low on lugs?" The style 1's are famous for using either 3 or 4 lugs over the years. Nearly all 00's use 3, nearly all 2's, 3's, 4's, and above use 4. For several years early on, either 3 or 4 are common on a few models. The style 10 and 11 nearly always use 3.

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