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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: 1931 Gibson TB-3 Mastertone #25-18

Posted By: Greg Earnest (+7) | Rate Member
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$8,750 USD

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Another previously undocumented prewar Mastertone is now available at! From the family of the longtime (and likely original) owner in New Brunswick, Canada comes TB-3 #25-18, dating to 1931 and featuring rare-for-the-model flying eagle fingerboard inlays.

This ninety-three-year-old Mastertone is in excellent original condition with no replaced parts, refinishing, or replating. There is minimal outward flaring of the tension hoop and some lifting of the flange just on either side of the neck heel. There's some finish wear to the resonator. The Presto tailpiece is somewhat bent out from ninety degrees and one of the string fingers is bent. There's a little separation of the fingerboard binding at the last few frets on the first-string side. The side of the armrest is bent inward from overtightening of the attachment screw.

There is a split in the vintage Remo Weather King head but I decided to leave it on for the photos; it's stamped with the name of Viner's Music, formerly located in Bangor, Maine. The rim is as nice and tight as I've ever seen; that, and the tremendous amount of fret wear all the way up the fingerboard, bode very well for the sound of this beautiful style 3.

This one is $8,750 including insured UPS shipping to the lower 48. For detailed photos and description, please visit Thanks for looking!


United States, Smyrna, GA, 30080


insured UPS shipping included to lower 48

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Used - Very Good Condition

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