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1925 Gibson Mastertone TB-4 Tenor Banjo
1925 Gibson Mastertone TB-4 tenor banjo in great vintage condition. Being of this age, it shows a fair amount of small dings and scuffs, and a couple of tiny cracks in the binding due to shrinkage. Our banjo luthier, who just performed an in depth set up and cleaning, believes everything to be original to the banjo outside of the head and bridge, which were replaced during the set up. Currently set up with the traditional tenor tuning of CGDA, it could easily be tuned to DGBE or GDAE with a simple string change. The banjo plays incredibly well in all positions with no issues. Beautiful, full tone with a nice punchy snap and good balance across the tonal spectrum as well as up and down the fretboard. Ball bearing tone ring, "Hearts and Flowers" fretboard inlays, Grover tuners, Presto tailpiece, 19 fret neck, 22-5/8" scale, 1-3/16" nut width. Comes with what we believe to be the original case that certainly shows it's age, and sports a replacement "belt buckle" handle, but still functions well.