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Mar 28, 2024 - 8:06:13 AM

DSmoke

USA

1440 posts since 11/30/2015

I am not great with this era of Gibson banjos and would like a little help from the Gibson gurus here. Can you help me date and ID this please. I think it is a TB-100. I can not find a serial number. There was a Gibson maintenance paper in the case. I appreciate any info, thank you.








 

Mar 28, 2024 - 8:15:41 AM
like this

1524 posts since 10/5/2006

Late thirties, early forties TB-00.

Mar 28, 2024 - 8:53:01 AM

DSmoke

USA

1440 posts since 11/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Oldtwanger

Late thirties, early forties TB-00.


Thank you, that was very helpful! I can now find lots of similar examples on the internet.

Mar 28, 2024 - 10:01:40 AM

2828 posts since 1/4/2009

Measure the rim thickness. That might be a full thickness rim which makes a great conversion candidate.

Mar 28, 2024 - 12:12:25 PM

DSmoke

USA

1440 posts since 11/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by kyleb

Measure the rim thickness. That might be a full thickness rim which makes a great conversion candidate.


I don't have the banjo in the shop now, but it was pretty thin, maybe 1/2".

Mar 28, 2024 - 12:39:34 PM

2828 posts since 1/4/2009

that makes since, most of thees have the thin 1/2 inch rim.

Mar 28, 2024 - 2:18:19 PM

5790 posts since 5/29/2011

All the 00 models I have seen had 1/2" rims with a wooden bead around the top. I don't believe I've ever seen one with a number in it either.

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