Gibson 1986 Earl Scruggs Mastertone 5-String Banjo with Case 1986

Gibson 1986 Earl Scruggs Mastertone 5-String Banjo with Case 1986

$5,499.99

Gibson 1986 Earl Scruggs Mastertone 5-String Banjo with Case

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Gibson 1986 Earl Scruggs Mastertone 5-String Banjo with Case

Banjo is very clean for its age. Plays and sounds great. Very loud. Comes in hard shell case. OFFERS WELCOME!!!

The early 1980’s Earl Scruggs banjos were better than the later models for these reasons:

-signed by Earl Scruggs

From information we found on line Gibson built these with the following items listed below. These are the most desirable models.  This is what makes them sound so good.  Gives it that loud, crisp, sharp sound.

– (basically a Stewart MacDonald banjo)

– Stewart- MacDonald tone ring

– standard Stewart-MacDonald 3 ply rim

– resonator sides of 3-ply of maple

– ( possibly with poplar in the center layer)

– The flange was reportedly made from the same die from which all the flanges had been made since the late 20’s

– Maple wood (Honey Color Finish)

– Ebony fret board

– different flange and tone rings (than the 1988 to 2007 model)

– hand-cut inlay

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