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For Sale: Reduced~$ ‘29 OPF TB-3 Conversion w/ F. Neat neck, HR-30 Flathead Tone-ring & Vid

Posted By: rupickin5 (+26) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$9,800 USD

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Up for sale: Late 1929 opf TB-3 Gibson Mastertone conversion. I acquired this banjo last year as a replacement for my old fat-rim PB-3. But, as good as this banjo is, I've realized I'm not ready to part w/ my old five...had her since 1974! This TB-3 is FON 9488-26 and is posted on Greg Earnest's fab website: ( ). The rim has been cut, by Steve Huber, and is fitted w/ one of his HR-30 tone-rings. The original 40-hole tone-ring was long gone when I acquired it. A few years back the previous owner (BHO member) realized that the flange was not the original 1st gen Doehler but a modern replacement. He had S. Huber turn a pre-war nickel-plated flange to fit properly on the fat-rim...which measures .640 +/-. All other metal is original. Previous owner had Frank Neat make a very nice mahogany w/ Brazilian fret-board neck. Has the original Grover "pancake" tuners installed along w/ original truss-rod cover & screws. I installed a very smooth working geared 5th tuner w/ matching vintage grained-ivoroid button & I had Steve install one of his uber-cool lathe-turned 5th string pips. I also installed an original 5-string Grover Presto tailpiece. The original tenor neck has remained w/ the banjo (9488 penciled on the heel-end). Comes w/ a new Crossrock CRF1000 Series Fiberglass case w/ padded backpack straps. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Brian


United States, Flagler Beach, FL, 32136


$55.00 continental US shipping / if buyer chooses PayPal add we can share cost of service

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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

if buyer chooses PayPal add we can share in cost of service.

Return Policy:

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

Additional return policy details: I would prefer to deliver this banjo in-person & in-hand...avoid potential shipping issues. But, will ship if distance is too great & it will be packed very well.

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Used - Very Good Condition

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