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

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

  1. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    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

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    The only bass banjo I've ever seen
  3. lowendrv

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    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

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    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. :)
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    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. TolerancEJ

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    kreider204 Supporting Member

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    That's awesome. My father had a Gibson Mandobass at one point, that was pretty neat.
  10. Biggbass

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    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.
  11. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    Paddle MUCH faster - I hear bass banjos!
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    You know the difference between a banjo and a trampoline?


    You take OFF your shoes to jump on a trampoline.
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  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    For $35K, you could have that banjo, or you could have these, with $1K left to spend on your wife.

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  15. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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    I'd be ridiculously happy with one of these.
  16. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Now that's a bass
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    What's amazing about them is how the tops all have nearly identical figuring. Look at them closely.
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    Mark Wilson Moderator Supporting Member

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    With those three, who needs a wife? Amirite?
  19. jmclearnon

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    ^^^ I would definitely go the one on the right! Anyways imagine bringing that $35k bass to a gig.... far too much hassle
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You get ALL THREE for $34K!

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