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Gibson RB Banjo | Gibson Mastertone Banjo | Earl Scruggs Gibson Banjo

Updated on November 6, 2013

Beautiful Gibson Mastertone Banjo, Gibson RB Banjo, and Gibson Earl Scruggs Banjo.

Although this site truly is about the beautiful Gibson Banjo, I was asked to put a bit about me in it. I am a banjo player for about 10 years now and I absolutely love it. I still consider myself a beginner of the Earl Scruggs Banjo style of pick'n. This is the only style that I know and it is all self taught. I started playing the banjo because I went to a 3 day outdoor bluegrass concert with a friend and fell in love. I decided that the banjo was for me right then and there. I bought my first hohner banjo a week later and after a couple of years was blessed with a Gibson Mastertone Banjo as a gift. It is Awesome. This rest of this site is dedicated to the Gibson Banjo.

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Gibson RB Banjo
Gibson RB Banjo

The Gibson Mastertone banjo has set a standard of excellence among four and five string banjo players ever since the beginning. This banjo has been the choice of masters since the jazz era of the 1920s and has been the definitive instrument for bluegrass musicians ever since five-string virtuoso Earl Scruggs came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s.

For more than 85 years the Gibson banjo has been at the forefront of such musical genres as country, bluegrass, Celtic and now country-rock music. The hallowed history of this great instrument has numbered many classic models among the fold, with the pre-war RB-75 being the most revered of all Gibson Banjos. And now, Gibson Original Instruments is proud to bring this celebrated instrument back to life with the Gibson Mastertone Banjo.

Based on tried and true Gibson banjo designs, the Gibson Banjo RB is an instrument which is an excellent addition to the Gibson family. Figured maple resonator and neck, snowflake fingerboard inlay, black binding, nickel-plated hardware, vintage 2-band tuners, and a natural finish. You'll feel like you're playing a part of history when you lay your eyes and hands on its double ring binding, gleaming nickel hardware, vintage 2-band tuners, and a antique mahogany red finish. Bound rosewood fretboard sports a gorgeous wreath pattern in the Gibson RB-3 Banjo.

The Gibson Earl Scruggs banjo has a quality of its fit and finish pays tribute to the great pioneer of bluegrass. Made of figured maple, finished with hand-applied lacquer, and inlaid with a hearts and flowers pattern. Triple-bound (white/black/white). Nickel-plated, hand-engraved hardware. The Gibson Earl Scruggs banjo is of superior design and quality.

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The Gibson Mastertone banjo set a standard of excellence among four and five string players beginning in the jazz era of the 1920s and has been the definitive banjo for bluegrass music ever since five-string virtuoso Earl Scruggs came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s. For more than 85 years the Gibson banjo has been at the forefront of such musical genres as country, bluegrass, Celtic and now country-rock music. The hallowed history of this great instrument has numbered many classic models among the fold, with the pre-war RB-75 being the most revered of all. And now, Gibson Original Instruments is proud to bring this celebrated instrument back to life

Gibson Mastertone: Flathead 5-String Banjos of the 1930s and 1940s
Gibson Mastertone: Flathead 5-String Banjos of the 1930s and 1940s

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The quality of its fit and finish pays tribute to the great pioneer of bluegrass. Made of figured maple, finished with hand-applied lacquer, and inlaid with a hearts and flowers pattern. Triple-bound (white/black/white). Nickel-plated, hand-engraved hardware. You'll feel like you're playing a part of history when you lay your eyes and hands on its double ring binding, gleaming nickel hardware, vintage 2-band tuners, and a antique mahogany red finish. Bound rosewood fretboard sports a gorgeous wreath pattern.

 

Playoff With Earl Scruggs - RB Banjo, and Mastertone Banjo - Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs Banjo

Awesome video to give you an example of what the wonderfully crisp sounds the Gibson Banjo produces. Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs Banjo playoff. Gibson RB banjo, Gibson Mastertone banjo, and Gibson RB banjo sound awesome in this little video. Hope you enjoy!!

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Earl Scruggs Banjo History With Gibson RB Banjo

Excerpt From earlscruggs.com

When Earl was growing up, he spent most of his spare time playing the banjo. Since his father was not around, and he was deprived of fatherly companionship, his emotional outlet was in the music he loved. Then, too, there was nothing much for a young boy on a farm to do except work in those depression ravaged days. Whatever enjoyment he had, he found it playing the banjo. The family did not have a radio until he was in his teens. What he learned was self taught.

At the age of ten, he developed a style utilizing three fingers that was to become known world-wide as "Scruggs-Style Picking." The Gibson RB Banjo that he played was, for all practical purposes, "reborn" as a musical instrument due to the talent and prominence Earl Scruggs gave to the instrument.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Very nice banjos.

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      Susapence 4 years ago

      Well I want to be able to play the song DUELLING BANJOS by next weekend. Ive never played the banjo before and I have promised my mum I will be playing it for her birthday party next week. How can I perfect it by the weekend?

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very nice ... Earl Scruggs was an amazing musician.

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago

      Really enjoyable lense. Thank you.

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      Mart903 7 years ago

      Great lens with beautifully displayed content, JamSlam. Way to go! 5 stars

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      sciencefictionn 7 years ago

      Beautriful lens! My congratulations, 5 stars.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a super music lens! I love the personal touches you put in. Well done and welcome from a guitarist :) 5*

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I like the changes you've made! Nicely done. And welcome to Squidoo.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I didn't know Steve Martin was a banjo picker. He's good. Nice lens, Jamie. 5*