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SOLD! 1930 Gibson Granada Mastertone Banjo 5-String Conversion

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The Gibson Granada Mastertone banjo appeared in 1925 in the second from the top position in the Gibson Banjo line, and was built until 1937. It was out of production for 50 years, and was then available until the Nashville floods destroyed the Gibson banjo shop.

This Gibson Granada Mastertone dates to 1930 and was originally fitted with a tenor neck. During the 1970’s, a banjo builder in Rochester, New York named Barry Newman made and installed a 5-string conversion neck based on Gibson styling. The flange has also been replaced. It is in good playing condition, and has an under-bridge pickup installed. A case from the late 1960’s or 1970’s is included but it has some broken hinges.

  • Model: Granada Mastertone
  • Year: 1930
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 9556-45, built during 1930 at the Gibson plant in kalamazoo, Michigan. The conversion neck dates to the 1970s,
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 27/04/2017

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case

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