This is a Plectrum banjo with a 1928 TB-2 pot assembly and a Vega Tubaphone neck ( with a carved heel). It’s a players banjo. I’ve played it for years in dixie bands, duos,trios etc.. It has a real sweet sound and plays great. It has it’s share of scratches etc ( mostly back of resonator, but is otherwise in real good shape and has held up very well over the years. Below is an appraisal and more description from Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. To hear a sample of it, go to: youtube.com/watch?v=cgtXQURuAT...=youtu.be
January 29, 2015
I have examined the attached photos of the instrument described below, but have not seen the instrument itself. Below is my estimate, based on these photos, of the instrument’s value; however, it is not possible to judge from photos alone the exact state of originality and need of repair, so my appraisal is only accurate insofar as the photos are representative of the actual condition of the instrument.
We certify the plectrum banjo described below is, in our opinion, a composite instrument consisting of a 1928 Gibson TB-2 two body with an added flathead Mastertone style tone ring which has been set up with a plectrum Vega tuba-phone style number 3 neck which appears to have replacement tuners and replaced veneers on the front and back of the peghead.
Description: Factory work order number on the rim 9111 – 48. The neck is constructed of mahogany with a dark center lamination and carved heel and ebony fingerboard with white binding and pearl dot inlays with a star inlay at the fifth fret position. The body features a flat plate flange with octagon shaped holes, bracket shoes and screws to hold the tension hooks in place, The Gibson interior decal which was cut when the rim was cut down to accommodate the Mastertone style flat head tone ring. Since this instrument has been very highly modified, it would have virtually no collector’s item appeal, but would still be a fine utility instrument suitable for professional use on stage or in the studio.
Current market value: $1,850 (one thousand eight hundred fifty dollars) Asking price - $1200
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Good Condition
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