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For Sale or Trade: Vintage Gold Star Flathead - GF100FE (Blue label)

Posted By: rockybottom16 (+24) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,600 USD

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This is a 1986 Gold Star GF100 flathead banjo w/Flying Eagle (Reno) inlay. This banjo has the blue label and was built in 1984 before they changed to the other facility. The banjos actually built in the new facility in 1986 had brown labels and other minor differences, including different neck contours and thicker finishes. I've owned banjos made in both facilities, and this is obviously the earlier version. It is dated 1986 because that's when Saga sold the banjo to the dealer. This banjo has some patina and a few tiny bumps that one would expect on a 40 year old banjo. No breaks or cracks. There's a rub mark on side of heel near where it meets the tension hoop (see photos). Other than that the wood finish is in very nice condition. All parts are original except for 2 of the tuners, Huber head and Sullivan Historic bridge. Original black truss rod cover included. The TKL case has a scrape on the back edge, but it does not impede the function. Please check my ratings. Might consider trade for a top-tier mahogany neck (Neat, Hatfield, Huber...).

For those interested in the History of Gold Star banjos, here's an article by Paul Hawthorne on the subject. He addresses the dating/serial number issue in the 5th paragraph.


United States, Central NY - Cow country, NY, 13040



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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

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.

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Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition



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