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Feb 6, 2024 - 6:56:48 PM

jrimes

USA

57 posts since 4/28/2010

I have several beautiful old Gibson TB necks and I’m not sure what to do with them… I want to display them in my office somehow. I was going to make one a push/pull handle for a door but decided against it. I was also considering having one on my desk and using the tuner holes to hold pens, etc.
Any constructive and creative suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Feb 7, 2024 - 5:03:06 AM
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335 posts since 12/19/2017

Depending on how many you have you could make a big wall clock.

Feb 7, 2024 - 5:52:11 AM
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Brett

USA

2616 posts since 11/29/2005

Make a Banjo clock.

Feb 7, 2024 - 6:02:01 AM
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martyjoe

Ireland

506 posts since 3/24/2020

Tenor banjos are far & away the more popular banjos here in Ireland. I recently seen a tenor banjo for sale with one of the old Gibson tenor necks put onto a newly made up pot. There is a market for that here.

Feb 7, 2024 - 7:20:08 AM

61 posts since 12/4/2014

I don't have any interesting ideas, but just here to say hi! We're practically neighbors! I haven't seen many BHO members around here

Feb 7, 2024 - 9:25:36 AM

jrimes

USA

57 posts since 4/28/2010

Love the ideas fellas…keep them coming!

Feb 7, 2024 - 9:26:42 AM
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jrimes

USA

57 posts since 4/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Capybara

I don't have any interesting ideas, but just here to say hi! We're practically neighbors! I haven't seen many BHO members around here


Hey Neighbor! PA represents!!

Feb 7, 2024 - 11:19:41 PM
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3853 posts since 10/17/2009

Might think about offering them for sale... so they could be put to use for what designed for? those who value old vintage Gibson tenors, maybe even aghast that one would use it for some furniture.

Feb 8, 2024 - 6:34:37 AM

4804 posts since 3/28/2008

Iota, a now-defunct bar in Arlington, VA, used to have tenor necks as handles on their beer taps.

Feb 8, 2024 - 7:44:23 AM

57 posts since 2/2/2024

What banjoak said. I just stumbled on to a mint 26 Gibson TB1. Unconverted tenors are getting rarer. I and quite a few other people really dig them. Mine is before they started gussying them up, and I sorta wish it had a bit more bling, but it's cool it's all intact.  

Edited by - Prairiedogdance on 02/08/2024 07:47:18

Feb 8, 2024 - 8:58:31 AM
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1635 posts since 11/10/2022

Related to the OP and the answer of another member....

Since removing the tenor neck and replacing it with a repro\fake 5 string neck allows the jer to still be a Gibson.

Does repurposing tenor necks into a beer tap then make the bar an original prewar Gibson? Or similarly?

Feb 9, 2024 - 6:40:48 AM
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jrimes

USA

57 posts since 4/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Ira Gitlin

Iota, a now-defunct bar in Arlington, VA, used to have tenor necks as handles on their beer taps.


Ira, I love this! You know you're in a good establishment when you see banjo necks for beer taps! 

Edited by - jrimes on 02/09/2024 06:44:17

Feb 9, 2024 - 6:43:55 AM
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jrimes

USA

57 posts since 4/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by banjoak

Might think about offering them for sale... so they could be put to use for what designed for? those who value old vintage Gibson tenors, maybe even aghast that one would use it for some furniture.


I completely understand what you're saying. Most of these necks have a sentimental component (several, I have converted the banjo and still have it) so the one caveat here is that they can be displayed, used, what have you, but not altered enough that they cannot be put back in use if need be. 

Feb 9, 2024 - 6:45:30 AM
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jrimes

USA

57 posts since 4/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by NotABanjoYoda

Related to the OP and the answer of another member....

Since removing the tenor neck and replacing it with a repro\fake 5 string neck allows the jer to still be a Gibson.

Does repurposing tenor necks into a beer tap then make the bar an original prewar Gibson? Or similarly?


Hahaha... fantastic question

Feb 11, 2024 - 9:37:42 AM

617 posts since 11/2/2009

quote:
Originally posted by NotABanjoYoda

Related to the OP and the answer of another member....

Since removing the tenor neck and replacing it with a repro\fake 5 string neck allows the jer to still be a Gibson.

Does repurposing tenor necks into a beer tap then make the bar an original prewar Gibson? Or similarly?


Ha! Good one!

Feb 11, 2024 - 6:28:34 PM

Paul R

Canada

16874 posts since 1/28/2010

A fairly obvious question is: Do you have the original banjos that those necks cam from? Were I to re-neck a tenor, I'd keep the original neck for when the time comes to pass the banjo on.

If you don't, then you have options. But putting them to musical use (i.e.: fitted to pots so they can be played again) would be the best recourse.

Feb 11, 2024 - 7:31:28 PM

mb4me

USA

28 posts since 3/17/2019

Please sell them! Let others enjoy these high quality items.

Feb 13, 2024 - 7:13:54 AM

8551 posts since 9/5/2006

get you 2- 11 inch sewing hoops,, glue them together and make a banjo clock

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 02/13/2024 07:15:06

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