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Product 517496

Gibson RB-250 Standard Pattern 5-String Banjo  

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And it's a beauty, too! Mahogany red lacquer hand-applied on mahogany; nickel plate, hand-engraved hardware; neck and headstock inlay. Gibson's tradi...Read More

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      An instrument of dead-serious quality.

      And it's a beauty, too! Mahogany red lacquer hand-applied on mahogany; nickel plate, hand-engraved hardware; neck and headstock inlay. Gibson's traditional construction and metal composition for the tone ring.


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      4.9

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      5.0

      1959 Gibson RB 250

      By Banjoman-.AwUg

      from Florida

      After playing this banjo for 50 years I still cannot find a better instrument than this one. I've trieed many different models and manufacturerews, but cannot compare to this one.

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      5.0

      Good Banjo

      By Texas Rocker

      from McKinney, TX

      Well I have to admit banjo used to be my main instrument, but now I'm more of a mandolin player than a banjo picker. I still play banjo a little bit though. I saw a 1970s RB-250 in Guitar Center today and just could not resist playing it. I can honestly say this is a pretty good banjo for the money. I do have to admit though I have heard and played banjos louder than this, but other than that it's a nice banjo.

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      4.0

      it's okay

      By banjoboyjohn

      from Clintwood, VA

      Its a decent banjo for the price but for about 1,000 more dollars you can get the earl standard whitch is maple instead of mahogony and has a more balanced tone than the rb-250. If you want a clear and more defined sound and are serious about playing, I would fork out the extra money and get an earl model.

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      5.0

      Try it out before you buy

      Get a Gibson if you want to get that Earl tone. I've had mine for 20 years and it's never let me down.

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      5.0

      Gibson RB250

      By Kevin B

      from SW Florida

      Solid bluegrass banjo. Same pot assembly as the most ornate models. True vintage tone. I like the simple inlay pattern which dates back to Gibson's of 1925. The RB250 is a link to a peice of history. You have the potential to produce the sound of classic bluegrass banjo from a Gibson the originator of the sound.

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      5.0

      A Bluegrass Dream

      By Kevin B

      from SW Florida

      The tradition and tone of A Gibson flathead for an affordable price. The inlay pattern dates to 1925 and the design of the pot assembly to the late 20's. Sweet banjo. Has the great looks, quality construction and the sound that speaks bluegrass banjo. I love mine.

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      5.0

      A super banjo

      By Banjoboy-sGa8h

      from Greenwood, IN

      I recently purchased the Gibson RB-250 banjo, and what a great banjo. Has all the tone and ring that a banjo player would want. As for quality, you can't get any better than a Gibson banjo. They are the standard of the banjo world.

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      5.0

      All the banjo, that you'll ever want and ever need

      By ic692day

      from Goochland, VA

      As far as quality goes, everyone knows that Gibson is top of the line. But of all the banjo's on the market today, this is the only one that I would brag on. It's not as good as a 50's model RB 100, but hey, it's pretty close. And if you are reading this and wondering which banjo you should buy, this is the one that you want, without a doubt!

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      5.0

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      By Earl the Pearl

      from Louisiana

      Don't know about the newer ones. I have had mine 25 years and it is still in excellent shape and has never been in the shop and has appreciated highly in value.

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      5.0

      A great classic banjo

      By Paul-Hd_2G

      from Nevada

      I also have a Deering Maple Blossom but like the sound of the Gibson better, especially when the head and tailpiece are tuned carefully. It has a darker, old-timey sound that can soothe your soul.

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