While Earl Scruggs owned hundreds of banjos throughout his lifetime, he only performed with 5!
Gibson Checkerboard TB-11
This banjo is a one piece flange style 6 banjo the heart of which is a Gibson 3 ply maple rim from a TB-11. While the style 11 banjos were a lower priced alternative to the Mastertone line of banjos, these banjos were made in the Gibson Kalamazoo factory alongside the Mastertones. The rim in this banjo has been cut and has an HR-30 tone ring by Steve Huber. The balance of the metal parts are Prucha. The banjo is gold plated and has been engraved in style 6 by Nick Kimmons.
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Price (Shipping & Insurance Additional): $5,000