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For those with a spare $35,000 set aside...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TolerancEJ, Dec 11, 2012.


  1. 1929 Gibson Florenine Bass Banjo. The vendor's write-up says it's in museum quality condition. Unfortunately for us, it seems to be priced in that range as well. There is an Add to Cart button at the bottom of the write-up. :)

    For fun, one day, maybe someone should call the Gibson Custom Shop & try to place an order for one of these.

    http://bernunzio.com/product/gibson-florentine-bass-1/
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  2. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    The only bass banjo I've ever seen
     
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  4. lowendrv

    lowendrv

    Dec 12, 2007
    SoCal
  5. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO.
  6. There was just a post about loud acoustics the other day and someone posted a pic of a drum/banjo bass that they built.

    Seems like the most logical way to go for a performance acoustic, or an upright. :)
     
  7. VerryBerry

    VerryBerry Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Actually, Oteil Burbridge played an electric bass banjo for one number during The Tedeschi Trucks Band tour through US and Canada last summer. Saw them in Edmonton in July.

    That was the first time I ever saw one too.
     
  8. kreider204

    kreider204

    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    That's awesome. My father had a Gibson Mandobass at one point, that was pretty neat.
     
  9. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Price seems pretty outrageous compared to other Gibson banjos of that era. It's not an original 5 string, and the 4 strings of that era are still in the 2500-4000 range. Rare, maybe, overpriced, definitely.
     
  10. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Paddle MUCH faster - I hear bass banjos!
     
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    You know the difference between a banjo and a trampoline?


    You take OFF your shoes to jump on a trampoline.
     
  12. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    For $35K, you could have that banjo, or you could have these, with $1K left to spend on your wife.

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  14. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

    I'd be ridiculously happy with one of these.
     
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    What's amazing about them is how the tops all have nearly identical figuring. Look at them closely.
     
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto/Niagara Falls, Ontario
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    Endorsing Artist: Levy's Leathers
    With those three, who needs a wife? Amirite?
     
  18. ^^^ I would definitely go the one on the right! Anyways imagine bringing that $35k bass to a gig.... far too much hassle
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You get ALL THREE for $34K!
     



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