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For Sale: Gibson RB-170, Late 1963, Excellent Cond., Original Alligator Case

Posted By: 35planar (+17) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,625 USD

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This is great sounding, very clean one owner late '63 Bibson RB-170 banjo. This model has the full-size 1/4" round brass tone hoop and the 5/8" x 11" maple rim. Few open backs sound as deep and rich as the 3" deep rims of the RB-170s. The solid mahogany neck, Brazillian rosewood fingerboard, and frets are in great condition. The nut is 1 3/16" and it has a 26 1/2" scale with perfect action. The original owner replaced the Elton tailpiece in 1967 with the Waverly that Gibson had swtiched to at the time. The bridge is a compensated Purcell. All other parts, including the head are original. There is very minor staining to the nickel, and very minimal crazing on the headstock. There was a tiny chip in the upper right corner very tip of the front of the headstock that was put back into place decades ago. The Elton pancake tuners and Grover Sta-Tite 5th string tuner work like new. The original long tailpiece bracket, as so many did, broke and was modified without being replaced--works well! Comes with the original Gibson alligator case, in decent, functional shape.


United States, Decatur, GA



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Cash (in person), Paypal

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Paypal Friends and Family

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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