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Sep 25, 2022 - 2:51:13 PM
9 posts since 10/2/2019

Sep 25, 2022 - 3:16:40 PM
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516 posts since 4/14/2014

That sticker inside is certainly a fraud. I have a lot of questions about that neck, too. That looks nothing like a Nashville made neck.

Sep 25, 2022 - 3:19:41 PM
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4659 posts since 5/29/2011

The banjo itself is legitimate, the ad is a scam. There was a discussion on here about this same banjo for sale in North Carolina several months ago. It had the same number on the peghead, the same Schaller D tuners, the same lousy looking peghead inlay, and the same chip in the neck. Don't walk away from this one. Run.

Edited by - Culloden on 09/25/2022 15:20:54

Sep 25, 2022 - 3:21:26 PM

56 posts since 1/18/2022

For 500 probably worth it, even if it is fake. I have always found the Nashville Gibsons to be the best though.

Sep 25, 2022 - 3:22 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1882 posts since 8/9/2019

stay away

Sep 25, 2022 - 3:43:39 PM

9 posts since 10/2/2019

I had a feeling something was fishy

Sep 25, 2022 - 7:29:38 PM

473 posts since 11/29/2012

Yeah, that has to be the same person I once wrote about their $200 1920's mint Vega Tubaphone tenor...NONONO!

Sep 26, 2022 - 6:51:12 AM

8166 posts since 9/5/2006

heck the parts are worth 500 bucks....

Sep 26, 2022 - 6:56:12 AM

473 posts since 11/29/2012

The person says they'll meet you, then ask for payment or partial payment to hold it. They don't own or have the banjo, only pictures and a description pulled from someone else. I've dealt with this jughead twice by text, not with this ad.

Sep 26, 2022 - 7:09:49 AM
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15009 posts since 10/30/2008

The PHOTO shows a real 1984-85 Gibson Earl Scruggs model. That's how they look with age.

$500 asking price signals any number of problems: could be "hot", could be not what the guy actually has to sell, could be a TOTAL scam, etc.

One of these usually gets well over $2000 when sold here. Not a terrible banjo in spite of its obvious "design" issues and workmanship. It was the best Gibson available until 1987 and the Greg Rich Era redesigns.

Based on the warnings of this banjo being offered in other places, treat it like POISON.

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