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MasterTone Tenor with resonator ID help

Posted by mactag on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I have a MasterTone 4 string banjo I'd like to get a value estimate on but having trouble making sense of the number embossed inside the rim. It's 3-9102-32 the gold label says Nashville. The word Gibson is in script and there is a MasterTone label between the lowest 2 frets.
Any help will be appreciated 


4 comments on “MasterTone Tenor with resonator ID help”

yellowdog Says:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @8:51:31 AM

It may be a Gibson Mastertone Copy or a Gibson made (assembled) at Gibson in Nashville. I would say that the best way to determine its value is to look at the selling price of those for sale on Ebay.

I own a Gibson Mastertone 1950's era "Bow Tie" model. (pearl inlays on the neck look like bow ties.) I would guess it is worth about $1,000 but that is a guess since tenor banjos are not as popular as they were 50 years ago.


mactag Says:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @8:54:29 AM

Thanks much

RioStat Says:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @9:39:44 AM

Post this question AND some photos in the "Collectors Corner" forum......99% of the people on BanjoHangout will not see this when posted as a "blog" on your homepage.

mactag Says:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @9:41:28 AM

Thank you, will do

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