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Gibson 1934

Original Jumbo

c.2013, sunburst, Adirondack red spruce over mahogany, rosewood fbd/bridge,  Waverly tuners, firestripe pgd, pearl phd logo, re-issue of Gibson’s first jumbo and built to original specs as:

Only 100 made and this one is near mint (recommended retail was US$ 6000), power and tone quality of the highest order across the range, re-issue red line HC, EC



Cole’s “Man in the Moon” Eclipse

c.1894, 10 ½” half spun rim, 26 ½” scale length, mahogany neck, ebony fbd with elaborate engraved pearl inlays, ebony phd overlay with ‘man in the moon’ inlay, this rare and historical banjo has been extensively restored by Dave Stacey, master luthier & banjo maker, some replaced inlays and hardware, refinished neck, new Planet tuners with vintage buttons, a player’s grade instrument that looks wonderful and sounds great, period HC, EC





b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

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