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For Sale or Trade: 1991 Gibson RB4 5 string Banjo w Ebony GREG RICH ERA BANJO.

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1991 Gibson RB4 5 string Banjo w Ebony GREG RICH ERA BANJO.  Includes Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.

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1991 Gibson RB4 5 string Banjo w Ebony GREG RICH ERA BANJO

This is a Greg Rich era Banjo model RB4 with an ebony fretboard.  This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.

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Description

Greg Rich era banjos are the most coveted Gibson Banjos from the modern era.  This was between 1987-1993.  This RB4 Banjo has a quality to the tone that can only come from RB4's made during the Rich era.

This has a 3 ply hard rock maple shell.  The neck and the resonator are both Walnut.  The resonator has gorgeous burl in the walnut with beautiful concentric rings.  The hardware is nickel and is all original.  This has a Gibson USA one piece flange and a Gibson USA Kulesh Tone Ring.  The fretboard on this is ebony which is rare.  I am not sure if the fretboard is original or not but I am sure the neck is original.  I believe this was a custom order from the factory but I have no way of proving that.  The fretboard also has a Flying Eagle inlay pattern which is a really nice touch.  This has nickel plated 5 star tuners, w/b/w binding on the neck and resonator and more inlay on the face of the headstock.

The label has Greg Rich written on it and that is not Greg Rich's signature.  I think someone was just identifying it as a Greg Rich Banjo.

The RB4 has a dark and haunting tone and the ebony brings out a lot of pop.  This banjo is very alive while being a very peaceful and as I say haunting tone.  This banjo also includes a hardshell case which is not original but was made by the same company that made the original Gibson cases.

Condition

We professionally cleaned this banjo at the Banjo Warehouse.  This has been disassembled and all of the metal has been buffed with a high powered buffer.  This causes the metal to look new!  The wood has been waxed and the finish has a really nice shine as well.  The resonator was already really clean and besides a few button scratches which are almost not visible that is basically perfect.  The neck and fretboard are overall clean but there are a couple of nicks in the fretboard at the 2nd and 3rd fret at the bass side.  These are visible in the pictures.  That likely means that the 2nd and 3rd frets were replaced which is common on used banjos.  The tool to remove the frets probably left those marks.  However this is a clean fretboard and the frets look nearly perfect.  There are spikes at frets 7-10 and 12.  The case is also in really good shape.

Set Up

This has been professionally set up at the Banjo Warehouse as well.  This has a new Huber frosted head by Remo which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  The bridge is a Snuffy Smith bridge and this has correct intonation.  The strings are new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the action is set nicely.  This is also adjustable.

This is a killer banjo to begin with but the fact that it is Rich Era with the ebony fretboard really makes this special.  We have cleaned and set this up so that the banjo is at its peak performance and this is definitely a special piece.

Check out Banjo Warehouse for all sorts of interesting New, Used and Vintage Banjos for Sale.  We also have Banjo Parts and Guitars.

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Location:

United States, GA, 30344

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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details:
Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges in the event of a return.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

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Banjo Warehouse
2947 East point st.
East point Ga 30344
4043725482

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