1967 RickenbackerBantar (6000) – FireGlo

Here’s an instrument we definitely don’t see every day –  a beautifully preserved 1967 Rickenbacker Bantar (6000) in FireGlo! Rickenbacker was late to the electric banjo world, only completing their prototypes in late 1966. The first appearance in the catalog came soon after. The Bantar was not a hot seller; therefore it is rumored only about 50 or so of these were made. This particular example is in excellent condition, with a bright FireGlo finish, a Bubinga lacquered fretboard, and some dazzling crushed pearl inlays! This one even features two “banjo capo spikes” allowing the player to raise the pitch of the 5th string by slipping it under the head of each spike! Originally, the nut for this 5th string was a simple slot head screw. At some point, it seems that it fell out and was instead replaced with a small nut made of what appears to be nylon. We also believe that the blend knob was replaced with a period correct one, as an original missing its metal plate can be found inside the case. 

Overall Condition: 9.5, nearly mint with some very light marks


  • Finish Details: FireGlo, Original, Excellent Condition with very light marks
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple/Walnut Laminate
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: D
  • Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 7.44K B: 7.51K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original except for blend knob and added capo spikes, Great Condition, only tuners showing patina
  • Nut Width: 1-3/8"
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with Blue lining, original 5th string nut screw, original blend knob, newer style Rickenbacker polish cloth

Sku: R007

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