1928 Gibson Mastertone Tb-3 Tenor 4 String Banjo W Orig Case & Matching Serial # For Sale
Here we have a really wonderful 1928 Gibson Mastertone TB-3 Tenor 4 string Banjo with an early if not original case.
This well preserved Gibson Mastertone banjohas beautiful diamond & square patternmother of pearl inlay.
It is fitted with the original Grover tuners, original Grover Presto tailpiece and it has a 2 piece tube & plate flange.
The mahogany resonator has ivoroid bindings on the front and back edge.
It has a fiddle shaped peghead or headstock and thereare 18 frets on the neck.
The neck on this bluegrass banjo is very nice & straight and it has a newer head and strings.
This banjo has matching serial numbers of 8924-3 inside the resonator with one stamped in the rim and one hand written in the interior backside.
The mahogany resonator has been refinished at some point in time and there is some wear to the finish of the ivoroidbindings on theedges.
Thehardwood (probably walnut) neck has the original untouched finish with some light wear on the back from being played.
There is some light flaking to the finish on the front of the peghead or headstock.
There is some light wear to the nickel plating mostly on the armrest and also along the edge of the flange.
The flange has some oxidation.
There are no cracks or breaks anywhere and this banjo produces a beautiful bluegrass tone.
This Gibson Mastertone TB-3 banjomeasures 32" long, 13 1/2" wide and 4" deep.
The early if not original case is lined inblue felt and it has performed its job well by protecting this Mastertone over the years.
The case has wear, it is missing the original handle and there is no key to the lock.
Included in this sale is an old bridge, atone tuner and a piece marked "ELTON" which was in the case see all of the photos as they are part of our description and please note that we use high resolution so it captures a very close-up free tolet us know if you would like more a wonderful 1928 Gibson Mastertone 4 string banjoand itwill be a niceaddition to any collection.
This sale ends at 9:05 PM Eastern Standard time on Sunday night.
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