1989 Gibson Granada Greg Rich Era 5 string Banjo. Includes Original Gibson Hardshell Case. CALL TODAY 404-372-5482
1989 Gibson Granada Greg Rich Era 5 string Banjo
This is a 1989 Gibson Granada that is all original other than replated hardware. This is one of the most famous models of banjo in bluegrass history. Stars such as JD Crowe, Earl Scruggs and Sonny Osborne have all played Granada banjos. This is also a Greg Rich era which is regarded as one of the finest eras of banjo production in Gibson history. All of our sales include a 7 day FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.
1989 Gibson Granada Description
This is a curly maple banjo with a 3 ply hard rock maple shell. The neck is also curly maple and has a rosewood fretboard. The fretboard has a Hearts and Flowers inlay pattern. This has gold engraved hardware which has been replated. There is white binding on each side of the neck and resonator. The banjo is all original and also includes an original Gibson Hardshell Case.
This banjo was definitely played hard. This helps the sound and tone tremendously because it has been well broken in. When I got the banjo the gold hardware had worn off so I had it replated by Steve Huber. Steve Huber is regarded as one of the best if not the best source for plating banjo parts. The neck has some spots of wear on the back but is overall clean. In addition there was once a 5th string capo that was removed. There are no 2 tiny holes on the side of the neck which have been filled in from that. They are hardly visible. The resonator is surprisingly clean and that is original finish. The original case is also clean and is in really good shape.
The banjo has been professionally set up at the Banjo Warehouse. The action is set for comfort in playing while still producing great volume and tone. The banjo has proper intonation. The head is set to 90 on a drum dial all the way around. This has a new Huber Head and new Huber Truetone strings. This is a fantastic banjo for a player because this really has excellent tone. This is set up to play and sound incredible. This also looks fantastic with the new gold plating and clean finish. The frets show very little wear which is really only on the first few frets. There are spikes at the 7th and 9th frets.
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