14″ Gibson GB-4 Kraske Rim Banjo

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This banjo started out as a monster 14″ guitar banjo. The banjo features the Kraske hollow rim that Gibson used for it’s first banjos. I’ve converted a number of these banjos over the years, this was was definitely the most interesting and largest of them. The rim has somewhat of an archtop design so the vibrating surface of the head is closer to 13″ but the hollow rim makes for a very unique tone with haunting overtones. It turned out to have a surprisingly focused tone for such a large rim and made for a very cool and unique banjo.

  • 26.4″ Scale Length
  • 14″ Hollow Kraske Style Gibson Rim
  • Original Gibson TB neck design
  • Rickard Cyclone Tuners
  • Gibson Style Hand Rubbed Sunburst Finish
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Richlite Fingerboard and Accents
  • Flush Mount Truss Rod Cover