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Feb 22, 2020 - 7:26:42 PM
369 posts since 12/14/2008

How much are pre war style 3 tenor necks selling for? If they are even selling at all? Also tenor gibson cases?

Feb 22, 2020 - 9:16:53 PM

506 posts since 1/28/2013

I doubt if there is a market anywhere for tenor necks. Most people just throw them in a closet and forget about them.

Feb 22, 2020 - 9:36:46 PM

Omeboy

USA

2340 posts since 6/27/2013

If anybody would have your answer, it would be Jim Mills. He sees it all: especially the Gibson line.  JimMillsBanjo@msn.com 

Feb 23, 2020 - 1:21:03 AM

2902 posts since 5/29/2011

Eric Sullivan is another person who would probably know. You can PM him through BHO.

Feb 23, 2020 - 6:46:58 AM

6876 posts since 8/28/2013

If this neck is from a banjo that you have had converted, you might want to just keep it with the banjo in case someone in the distant future decides to return it to its original tenor configuration.

Feb 23, 2020 - 8:41:25 AM

12667 posts since 10/30/2008

I paid $150 several years ago for a nice 1920s TB 3 neck that I wanted just for display purposes. Tuners were not included. It's just a wall hanger. Think of it like art.

Feb 23, 2020 - 9:24:35 AM

DSmoke

USA

822 posts since 11/30/2015

I bought one from the classifieds here for $125 five months ago.

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:19:19 AM

774 posts since 5/19/2018

I used to buy tenor necks quite often. Liked to hang them on the wall, or use them for comparisons when looking at “original 5 strings”. 15-20 years ago 50-75$ US Was pretty much the going price, be it a Style 11, 3, Granada or what not. Back then and before that builders used to harvest the inlay and peel the peghead veneer for use on new conversion necks. I remember seeing decades ago in one builders shop a wood barrel full of tenor necks. Nobody wanted them back then when they did the conversions.

As mentioned above, 125.00 seems now the base line for style 3’s, and they go up significantly from there the few times recently I have seen 4’s and up tenor necks go for sale. I’m pretty sure folks who have a converted banjo want the necks now to go with the five string for resale.

So I would say, they absolutely have value.

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