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Nov 27, 2020 - 2:15:08 PM
246 posts since 12/9/2009

I recently bought a 1977 Gibson RB800; unfortunately, it arrived with a neck crack under the nut through FedEx. After looking at everything and considering, I'm not going to worry with getting the neck fixed. I am going to sell the gold-plated parts and will also part with the multi-ply rim and the resonator if someone wants them. It's a tube and plate configuration. I would even throw in the cracked neck for "free"...

So the question is- how much are parts like this worth? There is "Gibson" stamped on the tailpiece and armrest, the tuners are highly engraved as are the tone ring and tension hoop. I believe that the tone ring is plated brass because you can see the greenish patina coming through the gold plating on the inside; however, it is very lightweight compared to standard tone rings because it is much thinner and may have actually been stamped out and then plated.

I would love to sell it all off as a lot if someone has a project where they could use these parts and would be more than reasonable on the price.

Any help here?

Nov 27, 2020 - 3:13:57 PM


New Zealand

5458 posts since 5/16/2012

I'd be interested in buying the neck. I've got a 1977 PB 500 I would like to convert.

Nov 27, 2020 - 3:34:54 PM

101 posts since 1/7/2019

I might be interested in the rim (depending on some key dimensions, of course) if you decide to break it down.


Nov 27, 2020 - 3:35:48 PM

101 posts since 1/7/2019

BTW: is the tube, in the tube and plate, solid or hollow? Just wondering.


Nov 27, 2020 - 3:41:01 PM

246 posts since 12/9/2009

The tube is hollow.

Nov 27, 2020 - 5:49:55 PM



3545 posts since 10/29/2003

Put me in for the hardware  ,minus the ring,if you part it out.


Edited by - O.D. on 11/27/2020 17:50:44

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