This is a really nice example of a Gibson archtop. The pot of this banjo was a 1963 TB-100 that has been cut and fitted with a 1950s Gibson 4-hole archtop tone ring. The resonator was re-skinned by Clancy Mullins to curly maple with concentric rings. The neck is by Ron Coleman (Earls5) here on Banjohangout. This neck has stainless steel frets and a terrific profile. The neck is in good shape, with a few marks here and there. The banjo is currently setup
with a Mitch Meadors Tone Mate ring, which sets on top of the archtop ring. It has a high crown head, with a 5/8th standard Huber bridge. When I originally received the banjo it was set up with a low crown Pre EPA remo head and a 5/8 snuffy smith bridge and sounded really great. This banjo has terrific tone and could easily be set up more for the Stanley tone if so desired. In either setup it has great tone! The tailpiece is a new Prucha 4 hump. The tuning pegs are new Rickards 10-1 ratio tuners. I have the original “bow tie” tuners that will come with it, along with the original Snuffy smith bridge. The original Pre EPA Remo low crown head comes with the banjo, along with another Remo Pre EPA low crown head in very good condition. There is some fret wear on the first 2-4 frets, but nothing to address /no buzzing. No other issues with the banjo. There are a few handling marks on the banjo, but over, its in nice shape. 5th string spikes are installed at 7th and 9th frets and it ships in a modern “The Gibson” case in good condition. Ive got over 500.00 invested in the Meadors ring and Rickard tuners alone. No Trades please, but I will consider a reasonable offer.
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United States, Ocala, FL, 34479
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