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Sep 28, 2020 - 4:46:44 PM
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1029 posts since 10/5/2008

I have no connection to this banjo, but I saw what is listed as a "Tim Davis Custom Sunburst" banjo for sale on Guitar Center's website for $1,799. Here is the link.  I'm not sure which model this is, but knowing what I know about Davis banjos, I'm sure this is a pretty good deal.  Best of luck!

Sep 28, 2020 - 4:58:01 PM
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215 posts since 4/17/2011

That's been up there for, like, six-to-eight months at least. It disappeared for a while (sold?) and then reappeared (returned?). According to Tim Davis, he believes it was custom-ordered with a pretty big neck. And, to me, it looks like there's a chunk missing at the top of the back of the headstock. I called GC to ask about it, they said their store employees were not allowed to answer questions at the time (early Covid). So didn't pursue.

Sep 29, 2020 - 5:11:39 AM
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433 posts since 4/15/2006

If you're referring to the one in Florida, I looked at it before a customer dropped it and snapped the peghead just above the nut. It has been repaired and reduced to 1250. I looked at it just a couple days ago.

Sep 30, 2020 - 2:01:13 PM

1724 posts since 4/10/2005

As of a couple weeks ago it was priced in the &$1600 or $1700 range and they were rating it "Excellent," which in GC condition ratings equals "As New." Too bad about the break.

Oct 2, 2020 - 2:25:54 PM

5475 posts since 12/10/2003

But I remember it had a pretty chunky neck but the headstock was broke while in Guitar Center and repaired

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