Gibson The Super Earl Banjo  

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In honor of Earl Scruggs' monumental career achievements, Gibson has created a new, limited edition, collectible/tribute banjo model: The Earl. The Earl is Gibson's ultimate tribute to the man who vir... Click To Read More About This Product

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In honor of Earl Scruggs' monumental career achievements, Gibson has created a new, limited edition, collectible/tribute banjo model: The Earl. The Earl is Gibson's ultimate tribute to the man who virtually reinvented the five-string banjo and brought it from near-obscurity into many different types of music, from traditional fiddle tunes to modern rock styles. Gibson presented the very first "The Earl" to Scruggs in a special ceremony at the Gibson Bluegrass Showcase, home of Gibson's Original Acoustic Instruments division. The instrument features Earl's autograph and a hand-drawn portrait of Earl by world-renowned artist Randall Martin.

Binding: Maple binding with marquetry
Hardware: Pure silver and silver-plated hardware
Finish: Hand-drawn portrait of Earl by world renowned artist Randall Martin
Case: Leather case with humidity gauge.

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(121 of 214 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Banjo Ever

By robert

from plano,tx

So me and my boss were sitting here bored so we decided to order two of these wonderful peices of instraments. Neither of us have ever played banjo before so we were worried. What we didnt realise was that this machine pretty much plays itself. And after we were done we decided to hit each other over the head with them. The grip was perfect and the banjo body was just the right size to get a direct hit. Best $$$$$ ever spent.

(40 of 134 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By DoctorWallis

from Somonauk, IL

I just bought two of these one for me and one for my uncle they play amazing accept I dropped it and the neck snapped so be careful and the repair on it is more than the instrument itself so im ordering another but dont look any further this is the greatest thing ever

(25 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

plesantly surprised

By Frank Skinatra

from Nashua, NH

I bought this baby straight cash about a month ago and boy i gotta say, it has filled all my reggaeton needs. I have never been able to cover Daddy Yankee until now. i would say if you gotta few bucks lying around and you need a banjo to play some rap, hip-hop or reggaeton, this is the banjo for any beginner.

(11 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Doesn't sound good

By john g

from NYC, New York

bought this one some months ago and i can tell u that it's a good banjo but it has a lack of sustain. doesn't sound very well, it wasn't what i was looking for. i also think it could be a bit brighter while playing between 120 and 125 BPM. I forgot to say, its strings break very fast and it's not very easy to play as it is a low quality product. shame on earl!

(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

looks good

By pickslimmins

from Shangri, LA

What a great banjo. Had some extra $$ so i decided, why not? i play in a folk/industrial band and this one has that tone i was looking for. i lit it on fire during a gig, for effect, expecting it to re-animate like the T-1000. alas, i should have read the manual. My new one is on the way (free shipping!) and i'm thinking of buying another one as a gag gift for my brother. You need this banjo!

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