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    Default Gibson banjo mandolin

    Is this approximately from the 1920s ?
    Thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: Gibson banjo mandolin

    Yes. Most likely mid to late 20's.

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    Default Re: Gibson banjo mandolin

    The tuners would suggest post c.1923. Does it have a number anywhere?

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    Default Re: Gibson banjo mandolin

    No number, just a Gibson Kalamazoo label

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    Default Re: Gibson banjo mandolin

    There is probably a number “somewhere” but, finding it might require disassembly to see the inside of the heel, BUT, that’s not always true either, it’s a Gibson after all and there are no absolutes from Parsons street! I have one probably not too distant, this was made by my wife’s great, great uncle for his wife while he was at the company in 1918.
    I need to got it out and do some set up, fresh strings, etc.
    Timothy F. Lewis
    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease a very big skillet" J.D. Clampett

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