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For Sale or Trade: 1997 Gibson RB-3 Wreath

Posted By: timacn (+5) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,750 USD

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Gibson RB-3 Wreath for sale. Serial number 3-9702-11 makes it a February, 1997 instrument, I think. Not officially "Greg Rich Era" but almost.

Excellent condition. Some tarnish on the metal and the resonator is not as pristine as a mirror, (a few smudges and marks that I can hardly see and photograph) but in extremely good cosmetic condition.

Functionally and structurally perfect so far as I can tell. Sounds great.

Comes with two Keith tuners. Kulesh tone ring, I believe. I was told it was once owned by Bill Emerson.

Comes with Gibson hardshell. Case is in good condition, but the combo lock does not work.

I bought it a couple years ago from Turtle Hill Banjo and haven't played it much. It is a heavy bluegrass banjo and I have some neck nerve damage, so I would also be interested in some sort of even up or partial banjo plus cash trade for a Nechville Timber-tronic or Deering John Hartford or other quality wood ringed banjo.

2019 Vintage Guitar Guide lists its value range as $3,000-$3,900, so its "trade value" for a Nechville, Deering Hartford or other woody banjo would be somewhere in that range.

Will ship CONUS. Buyer pays shipping. Paypal preferred. Will split paypal fee with buyer.

48 hour evaluation period with buyer paying return shipping.


United States, Lancaster, PA


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Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

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 when originally sent out

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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