Here's a rare chance to get that prewar Gibson 5 string neck;
This neck was born as factory original 5 string Gibson RB-00. Sometime in the 1970s someone 'converted' it by having the 'Flying Eagle' pattern inlaid into the peg head and fretboard, and refinished he neck . A letter of authenticity from Jim Mills accompanies the subject of this listing.
The peg head retains its original style '00' shape, and the original serial # is still very visible on the back of the peg head. The original Brazilian rosewood fretboard is still in place as well. Style '3' bindings were added to the neck. The neck is straight, and the truss rod functions properly. There's still plenty of life in the frets.
One of the most attract aspects of this offering is the original tuners that are on the neck; they are the highly sought after, rare 2 tab 'Klusons' with the original tulip shaped 'amber' buttons. The original tension 5th string peg is still in the neck, and has the matching button still in place. The last set of these tuners I sold went for over $600.00.
This would be the perfect neck for someone with a prewar TB or PB one piece flange 1,2,3,75,4, Granada, 11, 7, 12, or 18 who wants to convert their banjo to a 5 string, while keeping it all 'prewar' original Gibson. It can cost $1,200.00-$1,500.00 to have a modern replica 5 string necks built, and while there are many talented builders out there these days-replica parts will never be original prewar Gibson components. We're going to run this ad for a few days to give the 'Hangout' family a chance at it before we list it on eBay or build a banjo with it. These are the best pics I have right now-hopefully we'll have some better ones to ad soon.
United States, Nashville, TN, 37087
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Very Good Condition
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