Gibson TB-3 Tenor Banjo (1927)

$3,200
sku: 80U-198179
A nice instrument from the early 20th century, this Gibson TB-3 tenor banjo has a double bound maple resonator and a maple neck, both with a mahogany stain finish. It’s equipped with a no-hole archtop tone ring and original "GROVER PAT." geared tuners with ivoroid buttons. The bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard features nice pearl inlays. There is some wear on the tension hoop and the armrest, and there is deep wood wear on the fingerboard between frets 1 and 5, but overall this instrument is in very good+ condition.

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • Mahogany stain finish
  • Double-bound maple resonator (with repair near the neck cutout -  see photo)
  • 2-piece flange
  • No-hole archtop tone ring
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • Worn plating on tension hoop
  • Maple neck
  • Bound Brazilian rosewood 19-fret fingerboard (deep wear in the wood between frets 1-5)
  • Pearl inlays (including "MASTERTONE" block)
  • Fiddle-cut headstock with pearl inlays including slanted "Gibson" logo
  • Original "GROVER PAT." geared tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Tailpiece marked "Grover Patent PRESTO" 
  • 1-5/32" nut
  • 22-3/4" scale
  • Newer Superior brand hardshell case
  • Consignment
  • VGC+ 
  • SN: 8824-50

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