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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: SOLD!>>>>Really nice original RB00 5 string banjo for sale

Posted By: bryantde (+119) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,975 USD

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This banjo is all original except for bridge, head and strings and plays and sounds really strong!
From all I have read on the RB00s, this one is circa 1935 to 1937..
The original Grover window pane tailpiece will come with banjo but it had been repaired at some point so I added one from the shop just like original in better condition.
The prewar flange is flat and has no issues other that the 80 year old patina.
Resonator is in great shape with some curl in the side bands and some bird’s eye maple showing in the back of resonator which is neat as well!
It still retains the original non geared 5th peg and prewar 5th string bone pip just as it came from factory.
I added a pre EPA head for further sound and nostalgia!
Neck is true with minimal fingerboard and fret wear.
Has the Grover 2 tab tuners.
Has the ½” rim as most of these style 00s were.
It comes in a later good condition hardshell case.
It is amazing just how prewar good these little banjers sound with the 80 year old wood rim, 5 string original neck and resonator.
Since they do not have a metal tone ring or even a metal hoop in them and to still get the sound out of it as is truly tells you how much of the old prewar dry tone comes from the old wood in these instruments.
I looked at several sites trying to figure out what the market is now for an RB00 in this condition and could only find one for sale at a musical instrument store here in NC and they are asking $3995.00 for it.
I owned another one a few years ago in similar condition and I sold it for $3500.00.
So I feel I am pretty close on the price of this one.
If you are looking for an original prewar 5 string Gibson to play and love and smell, this might be one to add to your collection…….. this one will rattle your belly for sure!
Let me know if you need to see more pics or have any questions.
I will post some sound bytes in a few days.


United States, Thurmond, NC, 28683


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USPS Postal Money pay-pal please.

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.

Additional return policy details: Will refund purchase price minus shipping provided banjo is returned to me in condition it left my shop.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition




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