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2010 Kanilea Custom Tenor Ukulele SOLD

2010 Kanilea Custom Tenor Ukulele  SOLD

This 2010 Kanilea Custom Tenor Ukulele might be the best-sounding uke I’ve ever played. Of course it’s comfortable to play and has a good action, but the tone is outstanding, with a rich fullness and great harmonic overtones, excellent separation between notes, and very good sustain.

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1967 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo (consignment)

1967 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo (consignment)

This fine example of a 1967 Gibson Mastertone TB-250 Tenor Banjo is in great condition, with no significant wear — especially given its age.

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2011 Deering Sierra 17-Fret Tenor Banjo SOLD

2011 Deering Sierra 17-Fret Tenor Banjo SOLD

The banjo has been enjoying a remarkable renaissance. Once a presence on nearly every stage, the banjo was eclipsed by the amplified guitar for many decades. Now, however, more and more people are discovering how great a banjo can sound, and how good and varied banjo music really is.

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2012 Egan Custom Tenor Guitar SOLD

2012 Egan Custom Tenor Guitar SOLD

2012 Egan Custom Tenor Guitar

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1933 Gibson Century TB-2 Tenor Banjo SOLD

1933 Gibson Century TB-2 Tenor Banjo SOLD

Here’s a wonderful 1933 Gibson ‘Century’ TB-2 Tenor Banjo.

The term ‘Century’ refers to the peghead and fingerboard overlay – these were installed to honor the 1933 ‘Century of Progress’ Exhibition held in Chicago.

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Gibson TG-1 Tenor Guitar circa 1932 No Longer Available

Gibson TG-1 Tenor Guitar circa 1932 No Longer Available

This is a Gibson TG-1 Tenor Guitar, circa 1932. The dating is not exact for this period, but it was made between 1927 and 1937.

Tenor guitars became very popular in the 1920’s, going with the rise of the tenor banjo as a rhythm instrument for jazz type music. Possibly first built in the dawn of the 20th century by Lyon and Healy – many of their guitars carried the brand name ‘Washburn’ – by 1920 most manufacturers built them.

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