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For Sale: Nice 1926 Tb-3 conversion with original BB pot plus Sullivan conversion ring

Posted By: JHook (+15) | Rate Member
 Member 8+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,600 USD

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For Sale: 1926 Gibson TB-3 conversion to 5 string, nice condition. It is set up now with the original springs, washers and bearings but also comes with a Sullivan conversion ring that I bought from Eric Sullivan built for the 1926 ball bearing pot that drops in after the ball bearing parts are removed and comes with a head that seems to work better on the conversion ring than the one on the BB pot. I have went back and forth between the two setups and it sounds great either way, sweet with plenty of volume. It has a Prucha presto tailpiece now and a Purcell bridge. Tuners are Rickard 10:1 High Ratio Tuners that make tuning great. Original tuners, tailpiece and 4 string bridge included. I was told the neck was built in the 70's but the nut was recently replaced. It has a very smooth speed neck. Resonator thumb screws are prewar but 3 are gold. It has some wear as expected with some corrosion on the hooks and metal parts and the resonator may have been oversprayed at some point. There is also a small piece of neck binding chipped at the neck which can be seen in the photo. Huber strap and nice hardshell case included. I will miss the sweet sound that this 94 year old banjos has but I have my eye on another and have to keep things happy at home.
Thanks for looking.


United States, MI


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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: Must be returned in the condition it was sent.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Good Condition




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