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Vintage 1978 Gibson RB-800 5-String Banjo Curly Maple Cherry Sunburst w/ OHSC


Vintage 1978 Gibson RB-800 5-String Banjo Curly Maple Cherry Sunburst w/ OHSC

$ 4,499.95
This Vintage 1978 Gibson RB-800 5-String Banjo is in very good condition. It shows some moderate wear including some fading on some of the plating on the hardware, namely on the armrest and tailpiece (See pictures). It also shows a few dings and scratches on the top and sides of the headstock (see pictures). But overall, this banjo is very clean especially considering its age and shows no signs of heavy play. The neck is straight, the action is comfortable, and the frets are in excellent condition showing no large divots or heavy wear. The previous owner had railroad spikes installed on both the 7th and 9th frets. This banjo is all-original and sports a beautiful curly maple resonator as well as a curly maple neck. Both of which are finished with an eye-catching Cherry Sunburst finish and topped off with the cream bindings and 800-style purfling inlays on the resonator and neck. This banjo will come complete with the original case as pictured that shows a pretty good amount of wear on the exterior including some tears and worn spots in the tolex, but overall, it is fully functional and protects this RB-800 fantastically. Awesome deal on a beautiful looking and plays 1978 Gibson RB-800 Banjo! 


1-Piece Curly Maple Neck
Mastertone Violin-Shaped Peghead w/ 800-Style Mother of Pearl Inlays 
Ebony Fingerboard w/ Mother of Pearl Inlays 
Cream Neck Binding w/ 800-Style Purflings 
11-Ply 3/4" Maple Rim
Curly Maple Resonator 
Cream Resonator Binding w/ 800-Style Purfling and Multiple Concentric Ring Inlays 
Adjustable Truss Rod 
22 Traditional Mastertone Fine Wire Frets 
Bell Brass Tone Ring 
Heavy Duty Brass Tension Brackets
Brass Stretcher Band 
Double-Style Brass Flange 
Brass Mounting Lugs 
1-Piece Solid Brass Armrest 
Gibson Mastertone Tailpiece 
Dual Coordinator Rods 
Frosted Head
Maple Bridge w/ Ebony Cap
Geared 5th String Tuning Peg
Gibson Mastertone Planetary Tuning Machines 
Gold Plated Hardware 
Gloss Cherry Sunburst Finish
12-3/4" Resonator Width
26-1/4" Scale Length
Original Hardshell Case Included

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