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Sep 19, 2021 - 3:21:47 PM
21 posts since 3/30/2018

About 3 years ago, Epiphone was supposed to release a new 6 string banjo. If I remember correctly, it was to be called a "Stagebird". It had a beautiful headstock and was reasonably priced. I waited for several months but the banjo never became available. I finally bought a Gold Tone GT-500 and I have been very happy with it. Does anyone know, whatever happened to the Stagebird? Was it ever released? If not, then why? Just curious as it looked like a winner...

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 09/19/2021 18:22:20

Sep 19, 2021 - 4:19:30 PM

344 posts since 4/14/2014

It looks like some were made, but maybe in just smaller numbers. I don't think they made a whole bunch of those recent five string Mayfairs, either.

Here's an expired listing from Reverb

Sep 19, 2021 - 7:07:01 PM



3744 posts since 2/20/2016

That sounds like it would have been right around the time Gibson was about to declare bankruptcy.

Sep 19, 2021 - 10:12:54 PM

1976 posts since 2/4/2013

It was probably another Dae Won rebadge and Dae Won stopped making banjos around that time.

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