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1977 Gibson RB-100 5-String Banjo Used

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Here's a nicely preserved RB-100 that's totally original and both the finish and the chrome plating sparkle like a new banjo so it must have spent most of its life in a closet or under the bed, and somewhere with an ideal climate. Gibson's higher Mastertone model of this period, the RB-250, had the two-piece tube & plate resonator flange, but this RB-100 has same cast one-piece flange as the earlier models. It's a lot of Gibson banjo for the price, with the same tuners they gave the RB-250 and includes the same hardshell case with Gibson logo. If you were so inclined a Mastertone tone ring could be installed on the shell, but it has convincing tone and volume just as it is.


UPC 140112
Year 1977
Fingerboard Rosewood
Neck material Mahogany
Scale length 26 3/16"
Nut width 1 3/16"
Shell laminated maple
Tone ring solid brass ring
Resonator Yes
Flange one-piece cast
Diameter 11"
Case type Original Hardshell
Serial number 06172207
SKU GIBRB100-06172207

The Gryphon Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.