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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: 1931 Gibson PB-1 Conversion using original neck

Posted By: Kurt Kemp (+199) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Top Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$4,900 USD

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1931 Gibson PB-1 converted by Bill Hayes.

The rim and resonator are both from 1931 banjos but do not have matching FON's. The FON of the rim is 9925-26 and the resonator is 124-38. The neck started life as a PB1 neck.

Bill assembled the pot assembly using the best all original prewar hardware he had. The tone ring that he selected was from a favorite batch of Jerry Sloan no-hole tone rings cast in April 2012, or 4-12 as they are referred to.

Bill was able to graft a piece of 40 year old hard rock maple that had been in Jimmy Cox’s basement for over 35 years, onto the original PB neck.I use a hot knife to get the original PB fingerboard off and inlayed the whole fingerboard, inlays and all into a closely matching piece of Brazilian rosewood, and reattached it to the new grafted neck. He then refinished the neck up to the volute, leaving the front, back and sides of the peghead original and untouched. H antiqued the neck binding and stained the neck to match the resonator.

Bill said of all of his projects he is most proud of this one. It is definitely a one of a kind players banjo that really delivers the goods.


United States, Birch Run, MI, 48415


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Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

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Used - Very Good Condition

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