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1932 Gibson Tenor banjo clean original TB 1

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-25)
Price : US $950.00



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This is a 1932 Gibson tenor banjo in
very good to excellent original condition. It was owned by one owner since it
was new until I bought it a couple of years ago. What is really neat is that it is
all-original with the original case and Gibson wrenches and accessories and is
in perfect playing condition. The original frets are still good, the neck is
straight and it has an adjustable truss rod. The metal is perfect, I have never
seen the tuners and pots on a Gibson banjo this clean and perfect but they are
all original and the numbers in the rim and the resonator
match.
The serial number is
9330-19 which corresponds to 1932 in
Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars section on Gibson banjos. Note that the
fingerboard has the 19 frets clear of the body with double position markers at
frets 7,12 and 19. I’m not quite sure what model it is as it has similarities to
various models from the time including the 30s TB-1s and the early TB-00s; it is probably a TB-1 and I have been told that this particular neck style was only made for a very short time and is very rare.


There is a little finish wear on the
back of the neck and there are some scratches on the back of the resonator but
overall this is a very nice and very clean original example. The finish is all original. It has an ancient,
and possibly original, calf skin head. I was going to replace it with a cleaner
looking new head but discovered that it tensions up perfectly and sounds great
once it has been tuned/tensioned correctly. I will install a new white frosted Remo
synthetic head if you want a n


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-08-25)



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