Gibson announces limited edition Style 5 banjo

Gibson limited edition Style 5 Deluxe banjoGibson has announced another limited edition banjo model, this time a Style 5 Deluxe.

Though not specifically an artist-signature model, this new model is loosely based on a unique pre war Gibson owned by Bernie Leadon, an original member of The Eagles, and a studio and road guitar/banjo player of many years’ experience.

The vintage Style 5 banjos were made of walnut, with engraved, gold plated parts. This new model uses curly maple and chrome instead, and has a radiused fingerboard. These variations from the pre war specs come at Leadon’s suggestion.

Only ten of these banjos will be made, selling for $8,889 with a hard shell case and certificate of authenticity.

More photos and detailed spces can be found on the Gibson web site.

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