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Oct 29, 2020 - 2:33:53 PM
665 posts since 2/14/2007

Hi all. I've got an RB 150 Gibson bowtie with an FON of 612505-16. I've never been able to date this thing, though most 150s were made in the 1950s. Anybody got a clue?

thx
Randy

Oct 29, 2020 - 2:41:13 PM

beegee

USA

21937 posts since 7/6/2005

That number seems atypical. Do you have a picture of the number?

Oct 29, 2020 - 4:07:21 PM

13459 posts since 10/30/2008

Yeah, unusual. 150s were made in the late 1940s also.

Oct 29, 2020 - 5:12:03 PM

1499 posts since 4/13/2017

150s were made from 1949 to 1958.

Oct 30, 2020 - 7:19:23 AM

3534 posts since 3/28/2008

Is that a new acquisition, Randy, or is this one I've already seen?

Oct 30, 2020 - 11:52:15 AM

665 posts since 2/14/2007

Here's the FON. The banjo was all original when I bought it, except for a mystery tone ring (now a Huber). It would have had a brass hoop when it began life.


 

Oct 30, 2020 - 11:52:48 AM
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665 posts since 2/14/2007

This is my old workhorse.
RB
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Originally posted by Ira Gitlin

Is that a new acquisition, Randy, or is this one I've already seen?


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