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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: SOLD! Nice Gibson R250 Bowtie

Posted By: bryantde (+120) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$2,100 USD

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Nice original example RB250 Bowtie Gibson 4 hole archtop, serial 31197... circa 1961.
It is pretty much all all original except for head and Snuffy Smith bridge.
When banjo came to me it had a heel crack between top and bottom lag bolts.
It has been professionally repaired, using hide glue which glues these repairs very well.
You can not tell that the repair has been done and would not know it if I didn’t mention it.
I stand behind this repair 100% as it will never give any problem.
Banjo has one of the nicest Brazilian fingerboards I have ever seen on a bowtie with no pitting or wear at all and frets look in same condition as board.
Someone before me added a bone 5th nut replacing the traditional wooden one and it looks good and functions well. (I could fashion one just like original if someone desired)
I have never been a big fan of the bowtie 250s, especially the archtops but this one is the second best sounding one I have ever owned or heard except for the bowtie Ron Stewart came across a while back but to my ear that one has a prewar flathead ring in it!
As with anything I sell I give a 24 hr approval meaning that if you are not completely satisfied with banjo, you can return it for refund of purchase price minus shipping.
You can hear sound byte on swap shop link.
Comes with a period hard shell case.
This is a good solid example of a 52 year old Gibson Mastertone Bowtie…..

Thanks for looking!
Don Bryant NC Luthier


United States, Thurmond, NC, 28683


Shipping Cost to be $50.00 in USA Only

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

Payment Option Notes:

Will accept Bank Money Order as payment.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition




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