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For Sale: Gibson pre-war TB open-back

Posted By: RioStat (+87) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member

$400 USD

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Un-marked, yet obviously, Gibson made tenor banjo. No numbers, etc...anywhere on this instrument

10.5" 2 ply rim, with binding on inside and outside, at bottom of rim. Has the tube "tone hoop", made from 1/2" diameter brass tube. Rim appears to be veneered on outside, but not on inside

22 bracket shoes & flat hooks, with Mastertone-style nuts. Simple, beveled top edge tension hoop, with the neck notch. One coordinator rod, with acorn nut on upper lag bolt. All hardware is exceptionally clean and un-tarnished (tailpiece has some surface imperfections)

Straight-grain maple neck, 18 frets (that have absolutely no wear), ebony nut, beautiful, early 20th century, "old-growth" rosewood fretboard, Grover friction tuners

Normal, checking, crazing, and use-wear on the neck

Head is a "no logo", top-frosted Remo, with the aluminum "flesh hoop" removed, tightened to 88 on a DrumDial

Currently tuned to C, G, D, A (32, 22, 12, 10) D'Addario stainless steel strings

Will ship in a solid, old, period correct case, with a built in, zippered shroud

Nice little, all original (except head, maybe tailpiece) Gibson-made banjo

Email me with questions, etc....also, I'm always willing to talk on the phone


United States, Akron, OH


$75.00 lower 48 States only

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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