1964 Gibson RB-175 - Serial # 1732XX. 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.Has two 5th string capo spikes installed. I'll also throw in a standard Shubb capo. The banjo is in great condition; the neck and frets are true, and tuners work well. The instrument is original but for a new Remo head. I have the original head.
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. Come in it's original hard case, also in excellent condition. The item "Vintage Gibson 5-string Banjo RB-175 Long-neck with Original Case Free Shipping" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Folk & World\Banjos". The seller is "texasbanjos" and is located in Carthage, Texas.
This item can be shipped to United States.