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Gibson “Granada”

Tenor Banjo

c.1990s, shaded ‘Cremona brown’ stain, flamed maple neck & resonator, gold plated hardware, engraved tension hoop/tpce cover, rosewood fbd with ‘hearts & flowers’ inlays, 2 pce flange, 40 hole archtop tonering (unusual on postwar Gibsons, so likely custom order), superb instrument from Greg Rich era with some wear to gold plating but otherwise no repairs/refin etc, tremendous cut and projection for jazz or Celtic stylings, orig.hard case, EC.



Gibson “Granada” Special 5-string Resonator Banjo

c.1990, presentation model to Curtis McPeake in Nashville (letter of provenance from Curtis included), shaded amber stain, fabulous flamed maple neck & resonator, gold plated hardware, profusely engraved tension hoop/tonering/flange/armrest/tpce cover, rosewood fbd with ‘30s prototype ‘flying eagle’ inlays (not used on production instruments), Keith tuners, 1 pce flange, flathead tonering, unique and spectacular custom instrument from Greg Rich era, some wear to gold plating but otherwise no repairs/refin etc, monster sound, orig.Gibson hard case, EC





b/s = back and sides : btn = button : inl = inlaid

fbd = fingerboard : pgd = pickguard : phd = peghead : pce = piece

tpce = tailpiece : t’shell = tortoiseshell

mop = mother of pearl : aba = abalone : adj = adjustable

HC = newer hard case : OHC = original hard case

OSC = original soft or semi-hard case : GB = gig bag


Mint/as new = all original unplayed condition

EC (Excellent Condition) = all original, no repairs/refinish unless noted, some playwear

VGC  (Very Good Condition) = basically all original, may have minor repairs/refinish but no other issues unless noted, moderate playwear

GC (Good Condition) = generally sound, possibly some repairs/refinish, may need work as noted, moderate to heavy playwear

PC (Poor Condition) =  Issues and work required as noted

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