While Earl Scruggs owned hundreds of banjos throughout his lifetime, he only performed with 5!
Bales Roble with Prewar Gibson Rim
Ronnie Bales of Gatlinburg, Tennessee (formerly New Market) has been quietly making some of the finest banjos available. Ronnie is known for painstakingly selecting and drying wood for his banjos and has built banjos for some of the most popular performers today. For this banjo, Ronnie made the neck, the resonator and bridge. Additionally, he worked for many years with Bill Blaylock to develop his own tone ring. The profile of which is modeled after an original Gibson prewar tone ring. The tuners are waverly 2 band and the balance of the parts are Prucha.
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Price (Shipping & Insurance Additional): $5,000