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Jan 30, 2023 - 4:02:07 PM
98 posts since 1/13/2023

Was there a Gold plated-not engraved Scruggs model issued by gibson ?

Jan 30, 2023 - 4:16:30 PM
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183 posts since 7/26/2020

There was. It was the “Golden Deluxe” model.

It seems that those are few and far between, but do come up for sale occasionally.

Edited by - RoCopickin20 on 01/30/2023 16:19:23

Jan 31, 2023 - 3:54:36 AM

139 posts since 3/12/2008

I haven’t seen a gold plated Scruggs model that is not engraved.I own a Scruggs Golden Deluxe that is engraved.

Jan 31, 2023 - 7:38:25 AM
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15185 posts since 10/30/2008

Here's an ad for a gold, non-engraved Scruggs model at Fret Mill.

Whether it came from the Gibson factory that way is unknown. If you want to spend the money, it's easy to get any banjo gold plated. A lot of owners of Scruggs models send out just the tone ring to get it gold plated, like Earl's tone ring.

As with Gibson, anything is possible.

Feb 1, 2023 - 8:37:56 PM

2436 posts since 1/16/2010

Oh ya…I bought a Golden Deluxe in the year 2000 after I joined the navy, with my sign on bonus.

I’ve toyed with the idea of selling it, as I just don’t play it enough…and never made it to professional status like I had always dreamed.

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