1988 Gibson Greg Rich era RB250 5 string banjo with a deluxe Gibson hardshell case. This has been fully inspected and set up here at the Banjo Warehouse and includes our Full Satisfaction Guarantee.
1988 Greg Rich era Gibson RB250
The RB250 is the Gibson workhorse. This is essentially an RB3 but with a fiddle headstock and no concentric rings on the resonator. The same tone rings were used for the RB3 and RB250 banjos. This is a fabulous banjo and the fact it is mahogany and nickel gives this the authentic vintage bluegrass sound.
1988 was a time of banjo revival and this was born during this time. The Gibson factory with the help of Greg Rich changed overnight. If you want a solid Gibson but don’t want to pay big $$$ buy a Rich era RB250.
This banjo has some light finish cracking on the side of the resonator. This is just finish cracking and I have a few pictures. There are other light finish cracks in the resonator that are just too faint to get pictures of and are very difficult to see to begin with. This banjo is absolutely in solid structural condition with zero functional issues. And this finish cracking is normal for a banjo of this age.
The first few frets also have some light signs of wear which is too common in banjos. Banjo players do a lot of work in the first 5 frets. There are spikes at the 7th and 9th frets already.
The hardware is all in great shape and this is a very attractive banjo. This is fully set up and this also includes a FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!!! If you want a Gibson banjo at a great price buy a Rich era RB250.
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