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SOLD For Sale or Trade: SOLD: Sold - 1930s Gibson TB-00

Posted By: s5string | Rate Member
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$1,200 USD

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For sale is this nice 1930s Gibson TB-00. I have had this banjo for a few years and have really enjoyed having this one around. With a five string neck, this banjo packs a lot of punch and is very lightweight. I have a five string neck that fits this banjo very well and will sell it along with the banjo if the buyer is interested. I am sure it is playable as a four-string as well, but I have never setup it up to play as a tenor.

This TB-00 has some great parts. This banjo features a sought-after one-piece flange made by Doehler (please see pictures for ID marks). This banjo also has, what I believe to be, a prewar armrest. There is also a prewar presto tailpiece with a newer cover. As far as the rim goes, it is the smaller half-inch rim. All the parts are there and it would definitely make someone a great banjo either as a tenor or five-string. It even comes with an original case with very cool period artwork. I have done some research on the band, but can’t find anything.

As far as condition goes, this banjo is in good condition for a 1930s TB-00. The flange has some pitting, but is very flat. Hardly no pulling at all. There is some slight pulling at the neck, but is flat other than that. The hooks and tension hoop have some rust, but still work great and always kept the head fairly steady for me. The armrest has a lot of the plating worn off as is common on a well-played armrest. The rim is in decent shape with only slight delamination. The tenor neck is also in decent shape and still features the original Grover tuners. The tuners work ok but there is some hesitation when turning some of them.

This banjo is listed for $1200 USD. I may also be interested in certain trades for other banjos, guitars, or music equipment. I am offering this banjo as local pickup only. I am located in Asheville, NC, but I would be willing to travel to meet a serious buyer.


United States, Asheville, NC


Local Pickup Only

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Good Condition




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