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Oct 26, 2020 - 8:23:17 AM
13475 posts since 10/30/2008

My friend in Nashville just posted his RB 5 in BHO Classifieds.

banjohangout.org/classified/83973

I'm not involved in the sale. I'm just advising him on how to use BHO Classifieds.

He's a good fellow.

Oct 26, 2020 - 11:22:27 AM

2497 posts since 1/16/2013

I can also vouch for Mike. He's a great guy. I've known him since the early 90's. He's no stranger to fine vintage instruments.
-Jim

Edited by - 9470 Granada on 10/26/2020 11:24:23

Oct 26, 2020 - 12:34:04 PM

AGACNP

USA

123 posts since 10/12/2011

Dang, that’s a beauty!

Oct 26, 2020 - 12:46:54 PM
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Blackjaxe47

Canada

1565 posts since 6/20/2014

OMG, that is some banjo. Wonder why Greg used a tube & plate flange, no matter it looks great just unusual with most current banjo's are 1 piece flange.

Oct 26, 2020 - 12:51:07 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

440 posts since 8/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Blackjaxe47

OMG, that is some banjo. Wonder why Greg used a tube & plate flange, no matter it looks great just unusual with most current banjo's are 1 piece flange.


It's supposed to be riff on the late 20's RB-5 which was originally: 2pf archtop, walnut neck/reso, gold plated & engraved "Deluxe" style hardware.

It is basically an engraved/gold plated RB4 with 2 piece flange. Not a true RB5, but a very very cool flathead. 

Oct 26, 2020 - 3:04:14 PM
like this

13475 posts since 10/30/2008

When Gibson reintroduced the RB 5 as part of the Centennial Series (1994 being the 100th anniversary of a Gibson instrument), they purposely made it with a two piece flange, like the old ones. The only two piece flange reissue Gibson was the Retro 4. Both had fiddle shaped pegheads too.

Oct 26, 2020 - 4:01:39 PM

5749 posts since 10/13/2007
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It is too bad Greg Rich does not pop in here now and then and speak about his creations. And I did check...he is not locked out. laugh
ken

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