This is a 1957 Gibson RB-250 that started life as an achtop and has been cut for a flathead Sloan tone ring. The banjo, including the case, seems to be all original with the exception of the long L brackets that hold the resonator on and the addition of a second coordinating rod and aftermarket tailpiece.
The sound and play-ability is everything you would want in a professional instrument. The neck has a great profile and looks to have been professionally re-fretted recently. I do know that Robin Smith had his hands on it last and did cut the rim for the Sloan tone ring. We all know the quality of Rob's work. I suspect that he might have done the fret job. Anyway, this is available and comes with a satisfaction guarantee...Bill
Edited by - Bill-in-ME on 05/23/2019 12:07:38
What is the price for this banjo?
$2900. Many pictures in the classifieds. https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/75423
Edited by - Bill-in-ME on 05/16/2019 11:02:29
Folks, I just reduced the price of this banjo. It's a lot of banjo for this price...Bill
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