Gibson Introduces Commemorative Earl Scruggs Banjo
March 25, 2008
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Jamboree album, Gibson Guitars is issuing the limited edition Earl Scruggs Flint Hill Special Banjo. The name refers to "Flint Hill Special," a Scruggs-penned piece that opened Flatt and Scruggs' first Columbia LP. The banjo is based on the Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard styling, except that it's super fancy and comes in a custom case. Only 20 will be made and the first 5 in the run will be signed by Earl himself (in a couple of places - he will sign all 20 banjo heads). The banjos also come with an instruction book, in case you're really rich, think it's pretty, but have no idea what to do with it once you get it home.
Posted by Ann VerWiebe at March 25, 2008 9:53 AM