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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Vintage 5-string RB-1 “coke bottle” neck

Posted By: StudioKing (+13) | Rate Member
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$900 USD

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Does not include any tuners shown in picks. If you want, I can install an old nickel geared 5th string tuner free of charge.

Nice mahogany 5-string is a mystery... it looks very much like a prewar Gibson RB-1 "coke bottle" neck (rare variant exclusive to style 1 banjos) and has the right look, feel, and vibe, but I'm pricing it as a copy neck... there is almost no fretboard wear, and it is mahogany instead of maple. I’ve had the neck for a long time, and don’t even remember where I got it. I’ve had it installed on my 1930 Kel Kroydon and it sounded great. Beautiful dark Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Lathe-turned 5th string bone pip. The pearl inlays are hand-cut. Also there is an extra dot inlay at the 1st fret, and added side dot markers (a prewar RB-1 neck would not have had any side dot markers). At any rate, it's a great neck and plays well.

Would be perfect for a style 1 conversion. Cut for 1-piece flange.


United States, MD



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