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1964 Gibson RB-175

Serial # 191418. With a long-neck design inspired by Pete Seeger's Vega banjos, home-made long necks, and his unique playing style, the Gibson RB-175 was introduced in 1962 and saw production for a period of 10 years. It features an 11" rim with a simple brass hoop tone-ring, 24 brackets, a single coordinator rod, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and a 25 fret 32" scale length. With a capo at the 3rd fret the banjo is standard-tuned, but played open it's tuned a minor third lower to open E. The fingerboard dots are set up to make sense with capo on the 3rd fret.

The banjo is in great shape; the neck and frets are true, tuners work well, and the set-up has just been done in our shop, complete with custom string gauges. The instrument is original but for a newer Presto tailpiece.

An inviting-sounding baritone 5 string, the long-neck RB-175 offers a different tonality than what most players are accustomed to, and offers a creative alternative.

With original chipboard case

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

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