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Aug 22, 2019 - 7:02:20 PM
119 posts since 11/21/2015

Ok group... I have the chance to buy a 1984 gold star in excellent condition. Fellow states it is the American made and not china, do not know how to tell. It has the 40 hole archtop I believe. What does the original case look like?
Pls like ebony finger board and kind of blonde resonator. Also installed Stubbs capo. And included is a set of Schaller tuners

Can you please give me a price range? I hate to buy this without trying but price is too good...

Thanks,
Gary

Aug 22, 2019 - 7:37:21 PM

roydsjr

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594 posts since 5/17/2007

The ones made in the late 70's to the 80's were made in Japan, not USA. It should have the serial # on the Rim Sticker. These were more favorable than the later models. The price varies according to the condition of the banjo. $1000 and up to $1500 would be a ball park figure.

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:03:29 PM

119 posts since 11/21/2015

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Originally posted by Gary r voigt

Ok group... I have the chance to buy a 1982 gold star  model g12w in excellent condition. Fellow states it is the American made and not china, do not know how to tell. It has the 40 hole archtop I believe. What does the original case look like?
Pls like ebony finger board and kind of blonde resonator. Also installed Stubbs capo. And included is a set of Schaller tuners

Can you please give me a price range? I hate to buy this without trying but price is too good...

Thanks,
Gary


Aug 22, 2019 - 8:38:35 PM
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12104 posts since 10/30/2008

Because arch tops aren't as popular as flat heads, these fine banjos don't fetch the same prices the G-100s do.

I don't think these arch tops fetch much more than $1000 in excellent shape.

Be SURE you want an archtop, and if you can get well under $1000, you won't get hurt. It had better be in fine condition though. These are not very rare.

Don't think you're gonna get rich flipping it.

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:58:10 AM

1817 posts since 12/31/2005

For reference there is a GoldStar archtop of that era in the classifieds right now (no connection).  It is at 1250.   https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/76930  That does seem just a bit high, but I hope the seller gets it.  Plus, I don't see the point of trying to squeeze that last $100-200 if it's something you really want.  If you know you want the banjo and the deal is in the fair range, don't worry about re-sale.  These aren't stocks or bonds.   Truth is you're unlikely to ever make money flipping banjos unless you really know what you're doing, you put a lot of time in it, and you have a great source of people willing to sell at wholesale levels.   Find what you like and play the damn thing.

Aug 23, 2019 - 5:39:41 AM

14786 posts since 2/7/2003

Goldstar banjo are a brand owned by Saga Music, they were made in JAPAN during the time you mention, NEVER USA

Scott

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