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Gibson Pre-war RB00 5 string banjo:

March 30th, 2016

MVC-003FMVC-001FMVC-004FMVC-005FMVC-006FMVC-007FMVC-008FMVC-002FPre-war Gibson RB00 5 string banjo for sale. All original: Offset Grover geared tuners (4) with Grover friction 5th string peg. RB00 banjos were made only between 1935 through 1942. This one has no ser # or factory order #. This one was made between 1935 – 1937. According to Charlezfishbanjo historian – his website states that serial numbers were stamped on back of peghead only between 1938 – 1940. This one has flat hooks (used between 1935 – 1937, round hooks were used on later models. Excellent condition throughout, with some wear on back of neck in 1st position and some small scratches on resonator. Fingerboard has 4 dot inlays. Flange is nickel plated, tailpiece (Grover Patent), armrest and tension hoop are chrome plated. I found 2 online In excellent condition that sold for 4,000.00 and 4,500.00. Peghead is black enamel with white “Gibson” logo. Neck is straight, has adjustable truss rod, great sound and low action. Used hard case (not Gibson). Price $3,500.00 If you ‘d like to see and play it, call me at 304-543-2171 or email me at

Kay Bass for Sale:

March 4th, 2016

MVC-893FMVC-895FMVC-893F MVC-896FKay Bass for sale: Model C1 serial # 23276 made in 1950 according to  Great setup, straight bridge, nylon strings, low action, great volume and tone.  Body is free of cracks.  Being a laminate model, some of the veneer on top and back has chipped away (very small pieces) as prev owner didn’t have or use a case.  Neck heel has possible hairline crack on left and right side, nothing in middle.  They could be scratches.  Neck is very stable.  Plays like butter.  Price $2,200.00


October 29th, 2013

Fiddles on the Elk River: John Blisard, Proprietor, with over 40 years experience.

All instruments are professionally set up, with good bridges and strings.


For more information please contact John Blisard.

* Email:

* Address: 800 Honeysuckle Road, Elkview, WV 25071

* Home Phone: 304-965-3997

* Cell Phone:  304-543-2171