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Jul 6, 2022 - 7:25:23 AM
290 posts since 12/9/2009

I have a nice late 1990s RB-4 that I bought a while back with a repaired neck, needing a fret job. I opted to get a replacement neck from Ron Coleman so all is really nice with regard to the new neck and the rest of the banjo. I am thinking of posting the banjo including the original neck on BHO Classifieds but I'm not sure where to begin the pricing. Anyone out there want to advise on what this might bring? It's original otherwise and comes with a nice hard case but it's not Gibson branded. Not looking to trade, just to sell.

Thanks- CD

Jul 6, 2022 - 8:25:26 AM

14904 posts since 10/30/2008

Pricing REALLY depends on the nature of the "neck repair" and quality of the refret job. It will help if you reveal who did those two pieces of work.

Post plenty of good photos, and reveal all the history you know. Look for comparative prices on used necks.

You can also just invite offers and see what you get. "Best Offer by a certain time on a certain date".

Jul 6, 2022 - 8:59:53 AM



23055 posts since 7/6/2005

My friend sold his RB-4 re-issue for $1800 several years ago because he didn't think the intonation was correct. Surely prices have risen. I'd search for comparables and adjust according to the cost of the new neck minus lost value for the original broken neck. There is one for sale on Reverb for $2800 asking price. I'd think that is a decent price to base yours on, knowing that you'll probably have to take a lesser offer if it doesn't sell. Iwould think the Coleman neck would be a plus.

Jul 6, 2022 - 9:05:34 AM

290 posts since 12/9/2009

Thanks. The original neck did not have a great "fix" so I chose to forgo the re-fret job and instead got Ron Coleman to make a completely new neck for it. I'm still putting everything back together but the new neck is excellent.


Jul 6, 2022 - 7:11:05 PM

14904 posts since 10/30/2008

BeeGee please provide a link to the Reverb RB 4. I can't find it. Thanks.

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