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Gold Star c. 1979 GF-85 5-String Resonator Banjo - USED

$ 1,750.00

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This used c. 1979 Gold Star GF-85 5-String Resonator Banjo is in excellent, like-new condition and includes:

  • Serial #790151
  • c. 1979
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Mahogany Resonator
  • 20-Hole Flat Head Tone Ring (see info below)
  • 3-Ply Maple Rim
  • Bound Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Mother of Pearl Bowtie-Style Pattern Inlay
  • Planetary Tuners, Geared 5th
  • Dual Coordinator Rods
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • 1-Piece Flange
  • Bone Nut
  • 24 Bracket
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • Arthur Hatfield Compensated Bridge
  • Armrest
  • Remo Top-Frosted 11" Head
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Hardshell Case is Included

Patterned after pre-war Gibson RB-75s, "vintage" Gold Star GF-85 banjos made between 1976- 1986 (like this one) are highly sought after.  Their production was overseen by Richard Keldsen of Saga Music who had an original pre-war Gibson RB-75 and that banjo was used to formulate Gold Star's tone ring and the banjo's dimensions.  The Gold Star's tone ring includes a longer skirt, just like the original pre-wars.  This banjo is in excellent, like-new condition, no fret-wear, straight neck, and wonderful action.  Professionally inspected and set up here at our shop, a very affordable better-quality Bluegrass banjo in like-new condition.



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