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1960 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo (consignment) SOLD

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Comments Gibson banjos were the center of the banjo universe for decades, but with the rise of serious amplification and rock music, the banjo as an instrument fell out of popular favour. It was still found in various music genres, particularly Irish, traditional jazz and bluegrass, but not much beyond them.

But, for a variety of reasons (including the devastating 2010 Nashville flood), Gibson has stopped producing banjos with no announced plans to restart. Other small makers, particularly Deering,Nechville, and Stelling have stepped up and are building some of the finest banjos ever made.

This fine example of a 1960 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo is in great condition, with no significant wear — especially given its age.

Incidentally, if you’re interested in the origins of the banjo and its place today, check out Bela Fleck’s wonderful movie, ‘Throw Down Your Heart’.

Serial Number 0-3404-2, built during 1960 at Gibson’s Kalamazoo, Michigan plant.
Pricing $1,950.00 CAD with hardshell case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, 19 frets. Mother of pearl ‘Bowtie’ position marker inlays, leaf and Gibson headstock logos.
Frets Original frets with minor wear.
Body Arch top style, with mahogany resonator.
Finish Original gloss sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Hardware/electronics All original, nickel plated hardware.
Playability/Action Plays well and we can of course set the instrument up to the player’s requirements.
Case Black hardshell case included.

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  • Model: Mastertone TB-250
  • Year: 1960
  • Class: Vintage
  • Condition: Very Good

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

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