My health situation is changing, I’m sorry to say, so I am reluctantly putting my 1992 Gibson Granada on the market.
This history of the instrument is well-established by a thread I originated last year asking about its origins; several members helped me establish details about the instrument. The banjo, #9204-20, was built for CW Mundy early in 1992, a Midwestern folk artist who painted custom resonator scenes/portraits for Gibson. I purchased it in June 2017 from the estate of the late James Strobel, a BHO member who lived in Terra Haute, Indiana. He acquired it from Mundy at some point, just when I don’t know.
It is maple throughout with a rosewood fingerboard and Flying Eagle inlay; it has spikes at 7, 8 and 9 frets. The tone ring, #39 according to Doug Hutchens, is a Kulesh with the Gibson logo imprint on the inside under the tail piece; the OPF has a similar stamping on its underside adjacent to the heel. The bridge has the letter "P" on it, perhaps a Purcell? Everything is original as best I know. There is minimal wear, just slightly on the armrest (a smudge in the center of the armrest); I’ve not so much as played a single note on it, nor, based on advice from BHO members, tried to do any polishing. There is a slight greenish haze on frets and some metal components especially the tuners, perhaps humidity-related (?), which probably can be polished away, but by someone who knows what he's doing (and that isn't me).
It came to me in a Huber case of very recent vintage in EX condition; I have several Gibson cases, one of which is from the same year, if you prefer. There is no difference in price. I will also include a new set of OME light gauge strings. Call me at 508-237-3185 and I will try to answer your questions, though I am no expert. Thanks for looking.
Price is $4,395 plus shipping..
United States, Chatham, MA, 02633
Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Very Good Condition
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