This is a like new 1997 Gibson “Earl Scruggs” Mastertone Standard 5-string banjo. This particular example, serial number 3348, is in like new NOS condition and was never used by the original owner. This fine example includes the original hard case, original warranty card/owner’s manual and original case card.
-Flame maple back, sides, and neck
-Bound fingerboard and resonator
-Mastertone hearts and flowers fret inlay
-Builder logo headstock inlay
-Body Size: Small
-Scale: 26 2/5 in. (670.6mm)
-Nut Width: 1 3/16 in. (30.2mm)
-String Spacing: 1 13/16 in. (46mm)
-Body Length: 13 3/4 in.
-Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/8 in.
-Body Depth @Tail Block: 3 3/8 in.
-Weight: 11 lbs. 8 oz.
-Frets to body: 22
As mentioned, this banjo is in like new condition. The only condition issue worth mentioning is residual and very light surface oxidation from not being used and left in the storage compartment area of a studio. The hardware can very easily be polished, and it will be the next owner’s choice to do so.