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 Gibson banjo has been available in many great many classic models through the years, none more revered than the pre-war RB-75. Gibson Original Instruments have announced the very limited release of RB-75VL Custom Banjo.
The new model is finished in Gibson’s vintage lacquer formulation, and purports to capture the tone and look of the most classic and sought after pre-war Gibson banjos. The new Limited Edition RB-75VL Custom Banjo is classic Gibson’s Masterone-style design of the mid 1930s. The RB-75s of that era were used by such major artists as Curtis McPeake to J.D. Crowe to Sammy Shelor, and the model shares popular tonal features such as the flat-head tone ring and one-piece flange that contribute to the sounds of other Gibson models used by bluegrass revolutionaries such as Earl Scruggs and Don Reno.
Only 15 of these prized banjos will be produced, and each one will comes with a shaped Gibson hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity.