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Gibson RB Banjo

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Based on tried and true Gibson designs, this instrument is an excellent addition to the Gibson family. Figured maple resonator and neck, snowflake fi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Exceptional tone and quality; affordable price.

Based on tried and true Gibson designs, this instrument is an excellent addition to the Gibson family. Figured maple resonator and neck, snowflake fingerboard inlay, black binding, nickel-plated hardware, vintage 2-band tuners, and a natural finish.

FEATURES
  • Figured maple resonator and neck
  • Snowflake fingerboard inlay
  • Black binding
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Vintage 2-band tuners
  • Natural finish
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GibsonRB Banjo
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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2.0

overpriced, mediocre tone & quality

By banjoman55

from California

Comments about Gibson RB Banjo:

This banjo's tone lacks sustain & clarity, the neck is only so-so, and Gibson's "warranty" service sucks (but that's a whole other story)! This is a good banjo for someone who wants the "Gibson" name on the headstock but can't afford a good Gibson banjo- kinda like buying a Boxster if you can't afford a Porsche. Take my word for it...you can get a lot better banjo for a similar price by purchasing a Deering Sierra. I own both, and would never have considered the Gibson if I'd played the Deering first. (And no, I'm not a shill for Deering.) Heck, even the Korean-made Gold Tone BG sounds and plays better than this "Gibson".

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Easy to Play and to Listen to.

By Dougierudeman

from Pine Ridge, California

Comments about Gibson RB Banjo:

Well I don't know about the other reviews, but my "starter" rb gibson is loud and rings like a bell up and down the neck. It has perfect intonation at every fret ! 1-22. I believe it's all in the setup. It has semi-low action, 3/16" at 22nd fret. I changed the 5 star tuning pegs to a grover style krishots and a snuffy smith bridge with a fluer delis engraved presto tailpiece. It's a sweet banjo and I get comments all the time about the clear finish.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

George

By George-6RL1B

from SC

Comments about Gibson RB Banjo:

I have not played many banjos, but this one seems like a pricey starter banjo. I like it and bought it because it is plain and it is lighter than most bluegrass banjos. I think the sound (loudness, sustain) suffers from the lack of weight (metal) in the construction.

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