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Gibson TB-1 banjo conversion gold plated - $1,800

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Gibson
The pot is stamped 8325-23, and was originally a TB-1 Gibson tenor banjo from 1926, with shoes. It was converted to a 5 string with a no hole cast bronze gold plated engraved tone ring (2# 11.4 oz), tension hoop, and armrest. These parts are engraved with a leaf and vine design. The neck is a hearts and flowers inlay design, with railroad spikes at 7 and 9, and the fretboard is radiused. The gold plated squiggle engraved flange is a Greg Rich era Gibson USA flange stamped K, likely from the late 1980's. The tailpiece is gold plated, and the bolt and bracket mounting it are not gold plated. The coordinator rods are gold plated, and I believe they are Gibson originals. Hooks and nuts are gold plated, with two hooks and nuts nickel plated only. All the gold plated parts with the exception of the tailpiece have wear in places. The flange is larger by approximately 3/16" where it seats on the pot, and a shim is installed around the pot to allow it to seat centered and fit. New set of gold plated Gotah tuners. The resonator has Style 5 purfling, with mahogany back rather than the walnut Gibson used in Style 5 resonators. It is very well made; the lacquer is crazing on it slightly, but is still intact. Optima Rives World Famous gold plated strings. Comes with a new hard case. $1800 and will consider offers.

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