SOLD - Epiphone EB-88 Minstrel Gibson Made 1964 flat head

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Who buys vintage banjos?  We do! 

Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage lap steel, guitar amp, guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

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This Gibson made banjo is in beautifully clean condition.  Included is the original case, also squeaky clean.  Rounding out the package is an original Epiphone hang tag and the price tag from when it first hung in the store back in the mid 60s.  It pretty much looks like a new banjo - seems like it was never played.

We honestly aren't banjo players here.  We probably won't be making anyone any videos of this one.  But, we do know how to evaluate a fretted instrument and make sure that it is fully functional and playable.  We check the frets and neck, verifying that the truss rod can be adjusted and action set.  That is the case with this banjo.  We are very confident that you'll love it.

After some back and forth with those in the know, we've dug in and found that the tone ring on this banjo is a 20 hole flat head Cooper Foundry unit as found on some Gibson RB banjos and seemingly very rare on this Epiphone model.

Color: Natural Sunburst
Weight: 10lb 10.8oz
Body: Nickel, Maple, Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Inlays: Pearl Trapezoid
Frets: Original Medium
Fret count: 22
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1.25"
Scale: 26.25"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: .83"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: .93"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2.25m
Action 4th String at 12th Fret: 2.0mm / G 5th Str 1.25mm
String gauge: .009 - .020wound / G 5th .009
Hardware: Original
Tuners: Original
Case: OHSC

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