There is a reproduction Gibson Mastertone label inside the rim. Oh yeah, and sometimes the model number is stamped in front of the other numbers. The Seller Reserves the Right to Render the Auction Void and Promptly Relist the item without Notice. To the auction winner: Payment due in 7 days. Spikes installed at 7-8, 10 and 12.
Shipping will vary depending on where you live from 45. This would be a great matching pair for someone not wanting to wait on having a new neck made. There are many styles of Gibson banjos, and there is a lot of variation within those styles. The rim is three-ply maple with a Nashville Mastertone label and a high-profile twenty-hol Nice Fender Leo DeLuxe 5-string banjo. There is some minor discoloration in the center piece of neck wood, not in the finish.
Other collectors began to see the problems as well, especially those who collected Gibson guitars and mandolins. For more than 85 years the Gibson banjo has been at the forefront of such musical genres as country. The instrument has also been further inspected by the team at Banjo. If I didn't have two other top of the line Gibsons I wouldn't be selling it. Please feel free to call or write if we can provide any additional information, or help you in the identification of your banjo. The instrument is in overall very good player's condition. The Gibson Mastertone banjo set a standard of excellence among four-string players beginning in the jazz era of the 1920s and has been the definitive banjo for bluegrass music ever since five-string virtuoso Earl Scruggs came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s.
The case has the Pink Plush interior. Theres no pitting whatsoever and you can see the worn nickel on the armrest and that really doesn't happen overnite. Gibson made great strides with one problem that plagued most banjo makers. They are hard to see without close examination. Dave Hill did all the work I believe? I would agree with Tom, in that I felt that asterik was added by someone, other than the Gibson factory.
If you win an item and don't pay, I will file a non-paying dispute with ebay no matter what the reason. I'll look for an asterisk, although I really don't expect to see one. The fingerboard-wear that had been minimal though was also filled up and smoothed to keep the original thickness of fingerboard unchanged. This was also the beginning of the Bowtie banjos, which lasted until 1969, but with a peg head change in 1968. Only issue is that there is a piece broken out of the flange.
The neck is straight and the action is low. To pay by credit card please call 859 276-4070 x3. We Are Not Responsible for Items Shipped to Outdated Addresses and InValid Ebay Shipping Addresses! This golden era of banjo history has also shown the most attractive to both professional musicians and collectors, and has historically shown the most monetary appreciation of any other make or era. The banjo is in great over all condition and plays and sounds great. Local pickup is always welcomed.
The banjo has 24 tension adjusters. Finally, in February of 1925, the company announced an all-new banjo. Woods: Each of the model designations indicated a particular species of wood used for that model see Banjo Model Features, below. The other issue which does not affect the fretting or sound is that many, many moons ago looks like the frets were replaced and there are 3 or four frets slightly flattened. Powered by Frooition Pro Shop Search. Taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.
There is black electrical tape over the locking mechanism so that the lock does not accidentally lock on itself. This resonator was just a mock up and thus does not have the cutout for the neck. The Bowtie banjos were available in arch top or flat head, and some of the flat head tone rings had 20 holes and some had 19 holes. Has 3-9803-19 in rim and Gibson decal. The tone ring skirt is of earliest type with three holes between each bracket. This banjo has been converted to a five-string by the addition of a reproduction mahogany neck built by Huber Banjos.