• R.D.

    I love these, I’ve played a few but am trying to locate a Banara smartwood. I’ve read that the scientists may have inadvertantly introduced some errors in counting the population of Banara wood available, and that’s what lead to Gibson producing these particular instruments in such small qauntities. I’ve read some journals, with various latin names ascribed to the different species of Banara I believe they were available in much lower numbers, as few as six felled trees by one account, than any of the others. I guess that would make a Banara Smartwood Gibson among the rarest of all Les Paul guitars made.