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Gibson Prewar RB-75 Flathead

 

 

Gibson RB-75 “Street Rod”.  Here is a very unique Gibson prewar 5-string flathead.  I put this banjo together almost a decade ago with ALL original prewar parts.  The original mahogany 5-string neck and mahogany resonator once belonged to a late 30’s/early 40’s RB-75 raised head banjo. The pearl neck-block is not engraved with “mastertone” which is not unusual in later style  75’s.  The rim and nickel plated hardware is from a TB-3, FON 115-3.  The rim has been cut and fit with an original early 1930’s Gibson 20-hole nickel plated flathead tone ring. I added an original 5-string pot-metal tension hoop and an original 5-string presto tailpiece. The amber Kluson tuners are original to the neck. I replaced the 5th string friction peg with a geared 5th tuner.

 

This banjo is nothing short of INCREDIBLE!  Comes with an original redline 5-string case.

On consignment. $74,500

 

 

SKU: RB-75, 115-3 Category: