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For Sale or Trade: 1988 Gibson Granada 5 string Banjo GREG RICH ERA with Kulesh AFP Tone Ring

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1988 Gibson Granada 5 string Banjo GREG RICH ERA.  Includes Original Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.

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1988 Gibson Granada 5 string Banjo GREG RICH ERA

This is a stunning and very special 1988 Gibson Granada.  This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta.

ALL OF OUR SALES INCLUDE A 7 DAY FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Description

Greg Rich is being inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame this year.  His contribution to Banjo has been legendary and one of the greatest contributions to Banjo in the History of Banjo.  The earliest Granadas from the Rich era have a quality that only come from these Banjos.  This has a very rare Kulesh AFP Tone ring which is original but not stamped Gibson USA.  This tone ring is a significant part of the magic of this banjo and it is VERY hard finding one of these at all.  Much less in this condition.

This has a 3 ply hard rock maple shell with a curly maple neck and resonator.  The fretboard is rosewood with a Flying Eagle inlay pattern.  The hardware is gold and engraved and I believe all original.  The only part I am not sure of the originality is the tailpiece because it doesn't say Presto.  However it has the Satin Gold that is characteristic of this period and the tone ring is also not stamped Gibson USA.  This is an early Banjo and it is possible this tailpiece is original and I believe it is.  The rest of the banjo is definitely original.

The label on the inside is signed and dated by Greg Rich which is a really nice touch.

This also includes an original Gibson Hardshell Case.  Whenever I sell one of these and the person plays it every single time they are stunned by the volume and presence of this banjo.  This is truly a Grail Banjo.

Condition

This is in good shape and was also cleaned at the Banjo Warehouse.  Some of the gold on the tension hoop has worn off but there is still a lot of gold on the hoop.  The rest of the gold is intact and looks good.  The sunburst finish looks great and the fretboard has been cleaned and oiled.  The frets do show some light wear but not much.  The banjo has been played but is still in great shape and has been taken apart and gone over.  The case is in great shape.

Set Up

This has been set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta.  The head is a new Huber Frosted Head and set to 90.  The bridge is a Scorpion Bridge.  This has New Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the banjo plays GREAT.  This is LOUD with some serious tone and is a thrill to play.

Check out the Banjo Warehouse website for all sorts of interesting New, Used and Vintage Banjos for Sale!

WE HAVE MORE PROFESSIONAL GRADE PRE OWNED 5 STRING BANJOS FOR SALE THAN ANY STORE ON EARTH

WE BUY, SELL AND TRADE

ALL OF OUR SALES INCLUDE A 7 DAY FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

CALL TODAY 404-372-5482

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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.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

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