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MOCHA Ibanez Artist 5 string Banjo MASTERCLONE MADE IN JAPAN

Price: $1,499.00 USD

MOCHA Ibanez Artist 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN.  Includes Original Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.

$1499

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MOCHA Ibanez Artist 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN

This is a gorgeous Ibanez Artist Banjo made from Maple with a nice Mocha finish.  Many people refer to these as Masterclones.  This has been fully inspected and set up here at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta.

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Description

Ini the 1970's there was a lawsuit between many musical instrument manufacturers from the USA and Japan.  Japanese builders had done such a good job copying American designs that business for the USA made instruments was effected.  This banjo is referred to by many as a Masterclone and I personally would recommend this over a Gibson RB250 of the same period.

This has a maple resonator with chrome hardware.  The neck is also maple with a rosewood fretboard.   This has a nice dark brown mocha finish.  The fretboard has a wreath inlay pattern.  There is also white binding on each side of the neck and resonator along with RB800 style binding which looks fantastic.  This has a one piece armrest and a clamshell tailpiece which are both original.  These parts are also basically identical to what would be on a Gibson RB250 of the same era.  The headstock also has wreath inlay along with the Ibanez logo. This has a full size tone ring which is a major deal, this banjo has a lot of tone and volume.  This also has a 2 piece flange.

This is a LOUD banjo that has the classic bluegrass RB3 type sound.  Any banjo player that has real experience with these Masterclones understands how special this is.  The banjo also includes the original Made in Japan hardshell case.  In addition this has a laminated magazine ad copy from the 1970's which features this banjo.

These old Japanese Banjos have a following and you can check out Vintage Banjos Made in Japan on Facebook to find a group of people that love these!!

Condition

This is also in really good shape.  The hoop for the original 2 piece flange has a break in it which is pictured.  That really doesn't effect much of anything but it is there.  Other than that this is near perfect!

The wood and finish look great.  The metal glows and has a great shine.  The neck and fretboard are in great shape also.  There is some fretwear on the first few frets but this effects nothing for function.  There was once a 5th string capo which has been removed which left behind 2 small holes on the side of the neck.  That would be the most serious wear.  This is in really great shape and the original case is also clean.

Set Up

This has been professionally set up here at the Banjo Warehouse.  This has a new Huber frosted head by Remo which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  This has correct intonation.  The action is set well and is fully adjustable.  This plays great and sounds even better!!  I absolutely would recommend this over a Gibson RB250 of the same era and if you buy this you will see why.

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United States, 2947 East Point Street, Atlanta, GA, 30344

Contact Info: 4043725482

Condition of Banjo: Used - Excellent Condition

More Info on this Banjo

Type: 5-String Resonator, Brand: Ibanez

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