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            1963 RB-250

This is a great example of an early 1960's bowtie with the re-issued flathead tone ring.  This banjo displays all of the original features of the year, including a metal fifth-string tuner, waverly tailpiece, and nickel hardware.

Gibson RB-250 Bowtie Mastertone 1963 Gibson bowtie resonator
RB-250 fifth string tuner
141655 inside the rim
RB-250 Pot
Photos courtesy of Rodney Carter