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1925 Gibson MB-2 Mandolin-Banjo

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As the mandolin banjo became popular throughout the 1920s, many makers jumped on the band wagon �" none more prestigious than the models brought out by Gibson, applying the same designs that placed their tenor banjos at the forefront of this new market. 

This midline model, with its 10 1/2” calfskin head and 13 1/4” mahogany single bound resonator, was “dressed up” with its “wavy” flange and pearl-inlaid “The Gibson” logo on the peghead augmented by a unique “torch” design. The tone ring is an improved version of the “rolled brass” version found in banjos prior to the “ball bearing” hollow tube style that Gibson was using in their “3” & “5” series instruments. The rim is multi-ply 1/2” maple, with 22 brackets and a single coordinating rod. All hardware is original except for a replaced arm rest and in excellent functional condition with only a slim piece of binding missing on the bass side of the neck.

$1,595.00 including deluxe (more recent) vintage hard case.

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