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For Sale: SOLD 1930 Gibson Style 4 w/Neat Neck w/Video

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Posted By: inwardman1 (+34) | Rate Member
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$7,999 USD

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Now $7999 OBO!


**If trading, I'm interested in any Rich-era Gibson banjo with cash my way, other potential models, brands as well**

Gibson Style 4 from 1930, sporting a Hearts & Flowers Neat walnut neck, Prewar Chrome, all-original pot assembly, and including the original 40-hole archtop ring!

This cannon of a banjo carries quite a prewar punch- all with just a magnificent Sullivan conversion ring, preserving the original uncut rim!

The 92 year old resonator is chock full of nimbus and patina, and is truly a magnificent representation of the golden age of Gibson banjos! The fully intact one piece flange does show significant pull up, as shown in photos, and there is prominent chrome rash as well, also shown. With the original clamshell tailpiece, spikes at 7, 8 and 9, and nicely placed "Mastertone" inlay at the 15th fret...

I really do not believe you'll be disappointed with this one! Having been recently set up in person right before my eyes by Luthier Jim Penson, Arlington TX, this banjo barks AND bites! Still, it boasts the unmistakable tone, and odour, and provenance, that you can only get in a Prewar Gibson banjo.

She ships in The Gibson hardshell case with shroud, but I can substitute a cheaper quality case and make some price allowance in your favor!

....add in a little case candy (Roger Siminoff's How to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo, and a commemorative booklet, Denver Folklore Center 50th Anniversary Concerts, from 2012), and you've got yourself a dandy deal on a truly great looking and sounding banjo!

FON #9521-41:
*One Piece Flange, intact
*Sullivan Conversion Ring
*Original Chrome Metal
*Clamshell Tailpiece
*Neat Walnut Neck
*Hearts and Flowers Inlay
*Spiked at 7, 8 and 9
*Mastertone Inlay, Fret 15
*Style 4 Resonator/Concentric Rings
*Original Uncut Rim
*Includes Orig. Archtop Tone Ring

*Call Today! Steve: 254-339-0009*
Thanks for looking!!


United States, TX



Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

Payment Option Notes:

Direct bank to bank transfer ok as well

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: If returned buyer pays shipping both ways.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition

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