1926 Gibson Mastertone TB 3 Banjo
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-21)
Price : US $1,900.
I am offering for sale my Grandfather's original Gibson Mastertone 4 string tenor banjo. Grandpa bought this vintage banjo brand new and played it for awhile in a small band before he married Grandma. It was his pride and joy for years and I remember him bringing it out when I was a small child and strumming on it. He kept it hidden in a closet for years, and when my son was a teenager, Grandpa presented the banjo to him as a gift, and it now is ready to be passed on to a new family. The banjo and case are original, and the banjo itself has a ball-bearing tone ring, typical of the era. It is made of Brazilian rosewood on the fingerboard with diamond-shaped pearl inlays down the neck. There is nickel-plated metal hardware, also all original, and the resonator with the mahogany-stained finish has very few scratches and is solid. When the resonator is removed, there is the Gibson guarantee sticker inside, along with the stamped serial number 8280-30. The calf skin is nice and tight, with just a little wear as evidenced in the pictures. The hardshell case has a black exterior, even the original key to lock it, and the interior is a velvety blue. The case handle is broken on one end unfortunately, but all the latches work and there are a few scuffs on the case. Also, there is one connector bolt missing that holds the resonator to the banjo, but the other 3 are in fine condition and work as they should.
This is an exceptional piece in awesome condition. Th
This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-10-21)
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