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For Sale: 1967 tobacco-burst RB-800, (sold pending payment)

Posted By: sonhouse (+22) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$3,750 USD

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With the exception of the geared 5th string tuner this is a 100% original 1967 RB-800. Most of the RB-800's out there have 2-piece flanges and multi-ply "jelly roll" rims. A relatively small number of "traditional" 3-ply, 1-piece flange RB-800's were produced in the late 60's and are considered by most to be the most desirable of this model. The full thickness, 3-ply brown stained rim is identical to those used in post war Gibsons up until about the early 60's. It's almost as if Gibson had some left-over rims from the best Bowtie era to use in a relatively small numbers of RB-800's.
I'll let the photo's do the talking, but contrary to the general consensus that RB-800's are on the tacky side of banjo aesthetics (think fire house red or even lime green), some are actually beautiful. This is one of those. Check out the flame on the back of the banjo's neck.
The tone on this particular RB-800 is absolutely superb which is really not surprising given that its pot is essentially identical to those used in the best sounding Bowties. A wonderful rich and snappy maple tone. Playability is excellant
Condition is excellant with the typical gold-plating wear-off in the typical areas (armrest etc.) that occurs in most of the RB-800's,,, especially in the ones that were played a lot.

PS: my photos always get fuzzy when I upload the to the BHO. Not sure why as it doesn't happen on other forums, but feel free to email me and I can send you the original high resolution in-focus photos. The photos in this posting really do a disservice to the banjo's actual appearance.


United States, Boston, MA



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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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