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For Sale: Prewar Gibson Style 11 Conversion "The Ben Eldridge" w/Video
This Gibson Style 11 belongs to legendary banjo player Ben Eldridge with The Seldom Scene . Since retirement Ben has decided to let some banjo's go and I'm helping him and the family in that regard. A few years ago Ben had back surgery and really enjoyed banjos like this un-cut 11 with the brass hoop for lighter weight. The banjo has a Robin Smith blue neck to match the resonator side walls and rim. The hook, nuts, tension hoop and tailpiece are modern. The flange and remaining hardware are original prewar. There is almost zero fret wear and 5th string spikes are at frets 7 & 9. The banjo ships in a Washburn hard case the Ben kept it in. If you have any question, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for looking!
Here's a YouTube sample of this banjo: