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For Sale: 1931 Gibson RB-1 Original five-string

Posted By: Clawhamr (+1) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$10,000 USD

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I've had the pleasure of owning this light-weight wonder for a few years and now it's some lucky buyer's turn to experience the unique combination of essential pre-war tone without the shoulder pain that comes with a flathead tone ring. One of only an estimated hundred-fifty original five-string banjos made by Gibson prior to WW II, this banjo is set up perfectly, sounds incredible (the 3/4" bridge make for huge, popping tone) and plays like buttah. Furnished with the original tailpiece, the ORIGINAL HARD SHELL CASE and modern planetary tuning machines for real-world utility. Contact me with any questions; I'm happy to talk banjos...


United States, Staten Island, NY, 10310


Buyer pays actual shipping and insurance

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

Payment Option Notes:

Bank-issued (teller) check. Personal check accepted; banjo will ship upon check clearing. Sorry, no trades.

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: Banjo MUST be in the same condition as it was when received.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition




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