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RB1 Banjo

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Well I finally bit the bullit and purchased my dream banjo. kenny Ingram found this banjo for me at Gruhn's and told me about it so I checked it out and was very interested. Timmy Nixon called Gruhn's for me and was told it was an original 1932 five string RB1 with the original neck that has had some repairs done to it. She has a Huber tone ring  installed. This is the rare coke bottle head stock banjo and the S/N is 9468-2. I had the Banjo sent from Gruhn's to John Bouldings shop for a makeover. John put the banjo togeather and came in the chatroom and played it for everyone and I was in shock as to how good this banjo sounds. I will be getting the banjo next week and can hardly wait for it to come. I just wanted to thank Kenny and Timmy and John for all the help in getting my prewar banjo. I will post some pictures when I get the banjo.


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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Novice

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Occupation: Retired from Intel Corporation

Gender: Male
Age: 71

My Instruments:
Hatfield (The Special) 1932 RB1 gibson original five string with original neck. It has the rare coke bottle head and a huber tone ring. I also have a 1930 gibson KK10 conversion with a Don Bryant neck, it has a vintage gold Huber tone ring. Really nice banjo. Martin D35 guitar and upright bass fiddle.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Bobby Thompson, Dillards, Doc Watson, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Osborne Bros, Molly Tuttle, Lester & Earl, Bill Monroe, Kenny Ingram, Walter, NGDB, JD, JW Lambert, Sonny Osborne, The Murphy Henry family and Dalton, Jim Reed, Dave Hum, Rick Crisman and all bluegrass music.

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I have been playing bluegrass guitar for years and always wanted to learn banjo. My hobbies are restoreing vintage cars and picking bluegrass music. There's no grass like bluegrass. I live in California and have been working for Intel Corporation for 27 years and I just retired and love every min. of it

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