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Dec 1, 2022 - 7:26:12 AM
1161 posts since 1/6/2005

I'm trying to figure out what model this is, I've searched all over the web and can't match it to any. I thought it was the mb200 but the Gibson truss rod plate threw me off. Thanks






Edited by - Cedarguy on 12/01/2022 10:41:38

Dec 1, 2022 - 8:02:54 AM
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RioStat

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5987 posts since 10/12/2009

Trying to look at the flange, which is nearly impossible with those photos, but it appears to be a bottle-cap, aluminum rimmed banjo, which I believe would be the Epiphone MB200

Dec 1, 2022 - 8:38:27 AM

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I think the Epiphone's with the Gibson Truss rod cover were MB-250s

banjohangout.org/archive/251041

Dec 1, 2022 - 9:25:30 AM
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RioStat

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quote:
Originally posted by aspitalnick

I think the Epiphone's with the Gibson Truss rod cover were MB-250s

banjohangout.org/archive/251041


Normally I would agree with that statement, but if you enlarge and zoom in on a couple of the photos, you can see the "bottle-cap" flange. That, and the eagle on the resonator, point to a "bottle-cap" MB 200

epiphone mb200

Edited by - RioStat on 12/01/2022 09:28:27

Dec 1, 2022 - 9:32:46 AM

2625 posts since 2/4/2013

This is an MB200 which I've seen pictures of with that truss rod cover as it appears to be a bottle cap. The most important picture for banjos is often the side on view of the pot.

Dec 1, 2022 - 10:44:05 AM

1161 posts since 1/6/2005

quote:
Originally posted by RioStat

Trying to look at the flange, which is nearly impossible with those photos, but it appears to be a bottle-cap, aluminum rimmed banjo, which I believe would be the Epiphone MB200

I added a pic that I forgot, Its the best side pic I have at the moment, Thanks


Dec 1, 2022 - 11:22:31 AM
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RioStat

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quote:
Originally posted by Cedarguy
quote:
Originally posted by RioStat

Trying to look at the flange, which is nearly impossible with those photos, but it appears to be a bottle-cap, aluminum rimmed banjo, which I believe would be the Epiphone MB200

I added a pic that I forgot, Its the best side pic I have at the moment, Thanks


 


Thanks for the additional photo !  It is a bottle-cap MB 200




Dec 1, 2022 - 5:17:45 PM

10287 posts since 8/28/2013

In the case of bottlecap banjos, the name is relatively unimportant. ThisEpiphone could have "Garbage, inc." on the peghead, and it would be just as good/bad.

Some of these turn out a little better than others, and there have been many a player who learned on a bottlecap, though.

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