Crafted in Kalamazoo, MI in 1926, this increasingly rare "The Gibson"-era Gibson TB-1 tenor banjo delivers exactly the balanced, articulate projection we'd expect from gently aged all-maple construction, with a beautifully worn-in and smoothed maple neck, and remarkably intact painted-on headstock emblem. Low, even action across a dot-inlaid fingerboard and tastefully replaced planetary tuners make this vintage Gibson far more than a conversation piece, ready for any session or old time jam. Notes:
This 1926 The Gibson TB-1 Tenor Resonator Banjo is in Very Good banjo, fully functional, with visible surface wear consistent with age and appropriate use, including several worn and blemished areas (pictured), but no repaired, cracking, or unstable areas to speak of. Binding is missing from top 4 frets, treble side (pictured), does not affect playability or performance. Tuners and head professionally replaced at some point fairly recently in this banjo's life. Original planetary tuners and head not included. Includes era-correct chipboard case.
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