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Nov 22, 2021 - 7:40:06 AM
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Nov 22, 2021 - 8:07:53 AM
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12588 posts since 6/2/2008

Decimal point needs to move one position to the left!

I sent a message like that to a seller one time. Got back a pretty nasty response.

Nov 22, 2021 - 8:09:25 AM
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2388 posts since 9/25/2006

crazy inflation driven market right now for anything that says "Gibson...."

Nov 22, 2021 - 8:13:45 AM
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2622 posts since 10/17/2013

Good grief.

Another one of these "but I looked up on '___' the potential price that one of these banjos MIGHT get in mint condition" sellers.

NO WAY am I gonna shell out $6,500 for a freaking BANJO UKE! 

 This must be yet another Civil War banjo carried by someone's great uncle.

Nov 22, 2021 - 8:31:14 AM

2801 posts since 3/30/2008

BU 5's are seldom seen, but not worth this $$, especially in this condition. This sale is a fantasy based solely on the "rarity", & the Gibson connection to George Formby. (BTW, the BU world in general has inflation even crazier than the 5 string universe).

Edited by - tdennis on 11/22/2021 08:31:30

Nov 22, 2021 - 8:37:44 AM

2251 posts since 1/4/2009

lol!

Nov 22, 2021 - 8:53:09 AM
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1485 posts since 9/6/2019

Maybe the guy thinks that the "gold parts" are actual gold?

Nov 22, 2021 - 10:22:40 AM

4077 posts since 5/29/2011

Is this even a Style 5 Uke? It looks like someone gold plated a Style 2. None of the features match a Style 5 which was out of production a decade before this one was supposedly made. And the designation would have been UB not the other way around.
For the price the seller is asking you could almost buy a TB5.

Nov 22, 2021 - 11:41:01 AM

2251 posts since 1/4/2009

the 37 catalog only has ub1 to 3, this looks like a 3. https://acousticmusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Gibson-1937-Catalog-X-.pdf

Nov 22, 2021 - 11:43:08 AM

BobbyE

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3003 posts since 11/29/2007

Inflation has made its way to the used banjo/uke market.

Bobby

Nov 22, 2021 - 12:10:46 PM

2801 posts since 3/30/2008

I thought I'd read some years ago that UB 5's were not a production model, but was a nomenclature given to custom orders by collectors, & could be a mixture of other UB's w/ fancy details.

Nov 23, 2021 - 4:34:51 AM
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2622 posts since 10/17/2013

I got you beat, Scott!

The individual who has this separate UB, is engrossed in his own demented pipe dream:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/393718237781?hash=item5bab6f8a55:g:nqYAAOSwDkthnK82

Must be a Revolutionary War banjo. 

 These sellers will never learn anything, will they?

 They'll list their instruments time after time, ALWAYS at the same price, and it will never enter their mind that they just MIGHT consider lowering the price to get some business?

Nov 23, 2021 - 4:39:09 AM

2622 posts since 10/17/2013

I doubt seriously that ANYONE is gonna be stupid enough to meet that reserve bid! 

You mean I have to pay over $20,000 and then I only get Parcel Select Ground?!

This is one miserly seller.

 What a joke.

Nov 23, 2021 - 4:40:58 AM

2622 posts since 10/17/2013

That UB isn't WW1.

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:03:50 AM
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I could see the potential to convert this into a prewar Granada.

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:18:20 AM

12847 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by okbluegrassbanjopicker

That UB isn't WW1.


The ad says the case in pre WW I.

I don't doubt that Gibson produced a UB-5 ..... maybe custom order that someone mentioned.  I also would not be surprised that one in excellent condition could approach that price, as the pre-war Martin 5K Ukulele is around $10,000.

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:57 AM
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RioStat

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5677 posts since 10/12/2009

quote:
Originally posted by okbluegrassbanjopicker

I got you beat, Scott!

The individual who has this separate UB, is engrossed in his own demented pipe dream:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/393718237781?hash=item5bab6f8a55:g:nqYAAOSwDkthnK82

Must be a Revolutionary War banjo. 

 These sellers will never learn anything, will they?

 They'll list their instruments time after time, ALWAYS at the same price, and it will never enter their mind that they just MIGHT consider lowering the price to get some business?


Un-believable!

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:57:17 AM

4077 posts since 5/29/2011

John is right, the ad only says the case is pre WW1. So he wants $20,000 for a banjo uke and doesn't include the original case? That's a deal breaker for me.

Nov 23, 2021 - 11:29:34 AM

1081 posts since 12/8/2006

My two cents, UB-5s are rare and desired by uke collectors who have too much money. I think that that banjuke could sell for close to $5k if it is correct.

Nov 23, 2021 - 12:19:49 PM

2388 posts since 9/25/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks

I could see the potential to convert this into a prewar Granada.


THATS a good one.  I'm sure somebody has already thought of it!

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