1925 Gibson TB-3 Conversion Banjo

1925 Gibson TB-3 Conversion Banjo w/import h/s case $4500

   1925 Gibson TB-3 Conversion Banjo

A terrific sounding vintage Gibson 5 string that started out life as a "ball-bearing" tenor, model TB-3. The ball bearing Gibson was favored by Dr. Ralph Stanley during his career with his brother Carter. The instrument is capable of not only the old-time country sound, but serves itself in the Bluegrass genre as well. This particular has a sweet upper end, and a glass-like mid range.

This example is the familiar mahogany neck style 3 with the slotted diamond shaped inlays. The banjo dropped its tenor neck in favor of a newer 5 string neck with Keith-Bump tuners on every string, and the Mastertone logo inlaid in the fretboard instead of on the peg head in the style of the 1926 version. The original mahogany resonator is in the original single bound, reddish color.

This banjo is in excellent condition and crackles when played. Crisp, clean tones in the upper register and clear, transparent mid range.

$4500 in contemporary import hard case.

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