1977 Ibanez ARTIST 593 FB banjo A REAL BEAUTY
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2010-03-30)
Price : US $724.00
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Revised, more in-depth description:
Now that that's out of the way, here's the goods: 1977 Ibanez Artist 593 FB flattop, in original hard case. All-original except for the head, which I replaced many years ago. I bought this little gem back in the early 90s and it was in pristine condition, virtually unused. A heavy, exceptionally well-made Mastertone clone, right down to the tone ring, which gives the banjo plenty of volume and sustain. I only played this banjo for a year or two, then I got a 1959 Mastertone for my (limited) bluegrass picking......I'm a frailer by nature. Shortly after a bit of tinkering, back into the case this little beauty went and it's rested virtually untouched for at least a dozen years now.
Serial number is stamped on the back of the headstock: C777190.
Oh yeah.....just to be clear: the strap in the photos is NOT included! (Yeah, it may seem trival, but I'm gonna keep it for sentimental reasons....)
I could go on and on about how gorgeous the banjo is, but I'll let the photos speak for themselves. I just now tuned it up (it currently has medium-gauge strings on it) and it plays like a charm. The neck is straight as an arrow and all the inlays (headstock%2
This banjo is sold (sold on 2010-03-30)
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