for sale on NYC craigslist
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.
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
For 500 probably worth it, even if it is fake. I have always found the Nashville Gibsons to be the best though.
I had a feeling something was fishy
Yeah, that has to be the same person I once wrote about their $200 1920's mint Vega Tubaphone tenor...NONONO!
heck the parts are worth 500 bucks....
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.
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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