Gibson RB-250 ‘Mastertone’:.. £ 2,850.00

C.1953, sunburst, maple, thick black lacquered rim with archtop tonering, fully bound resonator with inlaid concentric rings, 1 pce flange, ebony fbd with ‘batwing’ pearl inlays, bound phd with pearl ‘Gibson’ & torch inlays, ‘stairstep’ geared tuners, nickel pltd hardware, some refinish & overspray on neck otherwise no damage or repairs, rare early model (possibly a prototype) that predates catalogue introduction of RB-250 in 1954, easy action and cracking archtop power for the Ralph Stanley/Doug Dillard afficionado, EC, orig.Lifton HC.