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    Fine handmade banjo by Greg Galbreath. This is the first "real" Buckeye banjo (per Greg) and was Greg's own personal banjo for awhile. Two piece maple neck. Maple rim. 12" skin head and brass tone hoop. Handcrafted in Virginia, U.S.A. With Superior HSC (green lining). EC-. On consignment.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • The first "real" Buckeye banjo, per the maker (meaning it had the features and quality and served as a model for future instruments)
  • SN 017
  • 2006
  • EC-
  • Natural semi-gloss finish
  • Two piece maple neck
  • Comfortable U-shaped neck with sculpting by 5th string peg
  • Dowel stick reads "BUCKEYE / G.H. GALBREATH"
  • ~1/2" maple rim with ebony rim cap
  • 17-fret ebony fingerboard with frailing scoop
  • Filled holes at frets 7 and 9 from railroad spikes
  • Abalone dot inlays and slotted diamond in 5th fret
  • Ebony peghead overlay with fancy abalone floral inlay
  • Planetary-style tuners and geared 5th string peg'
  • 12" skin head
  • Notched tension hoop with 26 brackets
  • Brass tone hoop, No Knot tailpiece
  • ~3/4" "Buckeye" bridge
  • 1-9/32" nut, ~25-5/8" scale
  • Handcrafted in Virginia U.S.A. by Greg Galbreath
  • With Superior HSC (green lining)
  • On consignment

Buckeye Openback Banjo Open Back Banjo (2006)

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SKU: 60U-210512

Regular price
$2,800 USD
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Sale price
$2,800 USD
Fine handmade banjo by Greg Galbreath. This is the first "real" Buckeye banjo (per Greg) and was Greg's own personal banjo for awhile. Two piece maple neck. Maple rim. 12" skin head and brass tone hoop. Handcrafted in Virginia, U.S.A. With Superior HSC (green lining). EC-. On consignment.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • The first "real" Buckeye banjo, per the maker (meaning it had the features and quality and served as a model for future instruments)
  • SN 017
  • 2006
  • EC-
  • Natural semi-gloss finish
  • Two piece maple neck
  • Comfortable U-shaped neck with sculpting by 5th string peg
  • Dowel stick reads "BUCKEYE / G.H. GALBREATH"
  • ~1/2" maple rim with ebony rim cap
  • 17-fret ebony fingerboard with frailing scoop
  • Filled holes at frets 7 and 9 from railroad spikes
  • Abalone dot inlays and slotted diamond in 5th fret
  • Ebony peghead overlay with fancy abalone floral inlay
  • Planetary-style tuners and geared 5th string peg'
  • 12" skin head
  • Notched tension hoop with 26 brackets
  • Brass tone hoop, No Knot tailpiece
  • ~3/4" "Buckeye" bridge
  • 1-9/32" nut, ~25-5/8" scale
  • Handcrafted in Virginia U.S.A. by Greg Galbreath
  • With Superior HSC (green lining)
  • On consignment