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May 25, 2019 - 4:49:53 AM
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May 25, 2019 - 5:17:49 AM

398 posts since 5/19/2018

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Throw on a new tone ring, new flange, put a new “Torrified Sunken Wood Old Growth” rim in that. Add on a new 5 string neck with some good tuners and you’ll get a complete 100% Pre-war Gibson that will get you the exact tone that Earl had.

Lots of potential there.

May 25, 2019 - 5:52:49 AM

1676 posts since 10/17/2013

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Originally posted by Alvin Conder

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Throw on a new tone ring, new flange, put a new “Torrified Sunken Wood Old Growth” rim in that. Add on a new 5 string neck with some good tuners and you’ll get a complete 100% Pre-war Gibson that will get you the exact tone that Earl had.

Lots of potential there.


And then you’ll have a completely different banjo that is not a prewar Gibson banjo. 

Good grief!

That banjo is priced higher than most of the conversions; and, I believe, higher than even the prewar RB-1 for sale on this site.

The seller is making sure that only a select few can afford it. I’ve seen the same kind of Gibson banjo, for many times LESS than this one, and can say that there is no way, unless possibly the rim possesses the “Pure Peabody” invisible tone-enhancement device (which is invisible for very good reasons), that I would ever buy this.

I can see why an original five-string Granada (or RB-75 with full FE inlay) costs so much nowadays, but I think everyone here would agree that this banjo is completely overpriced. This listings trumps even the rather decently-priced $1000 Alvarez (or some such make) banjo that I had happened across on eBay, earlier this year.

Edited by - bluegrassbanjopicker on 05/25/2019 06:00:26

May 25, 2019 - 6:38:52 AM
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5155 posts since 10/13/2007

Luke, I think Alvin was being sarcastic.
ken

May 25, 2019 - 6:58:49 AM
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1676 posts since 10/17/2013

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Originally posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom

Luke, I think Alvin was being sarcastic.
ken


Yes, I know he was, judging from the way he worded his reply. Anyone could see that those modifications would essentially be a different banjo altogether, and it wouldn’t serve any purpose to purchase that Gibson. Basically Alvin was suggesting that building a prewar-style banjo is more sensible than wasting money on this supposed “gold mine” banjo.

May 25, 2019 - 11:42:15 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

22102 posts since 6/25/2005

I guess the case lock’s valuable since it rated a close-up.

May 25, 2019 - 12:09:06 PM

8810 posts since 1/15/2005

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Originally posted by Bill Rogers

I guess the case lock’s valuable since it rated a close-up.


THat's what sold me on it!

May 25, 2019 - 12:44 PM
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1743 posts since 1/16/2010

Yep...about $7000 more than I paid for mine. So who’s gonna break it to this guy?

May 25, 2019 - 1:44:48 PM
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AlanQ

UK

45 posts since 6/27/2010

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Originally posted by RioStat

sigh.............

The ad says "May not ship to the United Kingdom". Got to be thankful for small mercies I suppose, might have been tempted otherwise ..... or perhaps not.

Alan

 

May 25, 2019 - 4:41:27 PM
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Originally posted by Alvin Conder

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Throw on a new tone ring, new flange, put a new “Torrified Sunken Wood Old Growth” rim in that. Add on a new 5 string neck with some good tuners and you’ll get a complete 100% Pre-war Gibson that will get you the exact tone that Earl had.

Lots of potential there.


this is great....some don't understand wit & sarcasm!  LOL

May 25, 2019 - 9:53:04 PM

gtani7

USA

908 posts since 3/22/2017

We'll probably see it w/9% PRICE CUT, only $7k in a couple months. There's no cost to relisting an item over and over on ebay unless you have more than 16 items or something like that

And then on Reverb, i see a couple Ome 70's flatheads for under $1300.

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