I think Greg Rich wanted a name that was associated with Gibson at one time. The first resonators were flat, plate-like discs that covered the back of the pot assembly body with half the plate hinged to swing out like a trapdoor. It was a time of greater sensitivity that the company had known before: A time when the likes of such renowned luthierie figures as , Guy Hart, George D. Well I hit about 5 pitch pockets of un-dryed finish. He even deliverd it to me in his big fancy Jaguar,Told me all he ever learnd on it was cripple creek,and that he never really played it that much,and when i seen it 'it was very obviouse it was hardly played,so i jumped on it. This is a very late response and I'm sorry for that. Appearance Rating: 10 Reliability This banjo seems to be built like a tank.
Only if Jim Mills can find you some prewar Gibson's like he did for me. Setup Rating: 9 Appearance Had to clean hardware but Finish was excellent without nicks or damage. Now, with the exception of what I just stated, exactly where, in this thread, did I claim anything about Saga or their warranty? Reliability Rating: 10 Customer Service No contact needed, used 12th fret for the setup. It was my first pro level banjo and I named it 'Curly'. Also, the Katz Eye Prowler is a step up from the oem bridge. It was easy to make the changes.
Also the resonators were sunburst with concentric rings. I think Greg has that all ready right under his name I think it would look great on a banjo. I got a good one but I wouldn't buy a new Gibson now. She and her group do absorb you in that old time feeling. Perfect fifth intervals, such as the first and third strings, sound razor sharp! It seems a fair question to ask: what is going on with Gibson Banjos? I no longer use this banjo for a backup - it is my main instrument now.
The hardware was gold-plated and richly engraved. Perhaps something I need to work on. With the introduction of the new full-resonator models in February 1925, a new prefix was assigned to the banjo line, beginning with 8,000. Sound Rating: 10 Setup Banjo setup was easy as it came with a head signed by Earl Scruggs, so I changed it to a new Remo head, I was able to change the head, replace the bridge, change strings and still have an excellent sound. Based on tried and true Gibson designs, this instrument is an excellent addition to the Gibson family of instruments.
The headstock was inlaid in a fancy, but not overly decorative motif; and the hardware was nickel plated. It seems that the banjo lovers, dealers and collectors who have supported Gibson these many years deserve an answer to that question at the very least. Hardware was gold-plated and engraved, and the neck and resonator wood was curly maple. None of those have the name recognition among Gibson people in the way Recording King does. Also in April 1947 Gibson changed their logo from script to block lettering for identification purposes. As to Deering, I recognize that a neck costs a lot more than a nut. Setup Rating: 10 Appearance The banjo is beautiful.
Setup Rating: 10 Appearance this is an absolutely beautiful banjo with highly flammed resonator and neck, with a high gloss finish. The one bolt does not seem to get it tight enough to prevent it from slipping and rattling. They were produced with two different tone ring styles, the arch top raised head and the highly sought after flat head. There are no cheap parts such as the tuners or tailpiece that would need to be upgraded. Components Rating: 10 Overall Comments I would recommend this banjo for the price paid! Unfortunately, they discontinued the Flat Head Tone Ring by the end of the 40's. Sometimes they tuners are not sensitive enough.
Components Rating: 10 Overall Comments Love it!. I would like the strings a little lower, though. There are so many more quality banjos being made now. This is just a testament to that fact. Tuning knobs look great, wonderful color on the neck and peghead inlays.
It has a low action, which I like, and the head was tensioned perfectly. Also had a buzz on the third string on second and third frets. The only thing I can say is that when this banjo is played along side other banjos, the sound just blows the other away. I would recommend it and I would buy it again to replace it. All of the laminates were taper-cut, a method of angling the joining ends of each laminate so that they would overlap rather than have a flat end-to-end joint. Glad you're taking to writing about the bluegrass experience.
Setup Rating: 8 Appearance It looks great. Style -75: This model was the top-of-the-line of the standard models during the latter part of the other than the higher numbered top-tension models. Now with the Fults tailpiece and Katz Eye bridge it's top shelf. Today's edition has been retro-updated with classic prewar styling. It is a beautiful instrument all around. This is the banjo I want for a lifetime.
I could sincerely hear the difference in sound as compared to the higher end competition from other banjo makers. High-end banjos with a high-end sound to go with the price tag. The volume allows you to play quieter without becoming muffled, and allows expression of the phrase. My comment had absolutely nothing to do with any warranty. The arm rest bracket cracked but Gibson sent me a new one to replace it. They cured me of making any such offer again or owning their products.