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    George C. Dobson banjo that needs restoration. "Gem" model.
    Wooden metal clad rim. Walnut neck with ebony fingerboard. With chipboard SSC. FC except needs much work (dowel stick reset, make neck wedges for dowel stick, new 5th string nut and tuner, fretwork, strings, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS).
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • No SN
  • 1890's
  • FC *(see below)
  • Walnut neck with dowel stick
  • V-shaped neck profile
  • Thin 17-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Fancy pearl inlays
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • 11" skin head
  • 24 brackets (one missing, 2 replaced)
  • No strings or tailpiece
  • Period Champion tuners with black buttons
  • Dowel stick has celluloid plate engraved "Victor" 
  • Dowel stick stamped "GEM" and "GEO.C.DOBSON / 290 SHAWMUT AVE. / BOSTON, MASS."
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~25-1/4" scale
  • With chipboard SSC
  • *FC except needs much work (dowel stick reset, make neck wedges for dowel stick, new 5th string nut and tuner, fretwork, strings, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)

Geo. C. Dobson Victor "Gem" Model (1890s)

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SKU: 60U-211010

Regular price
$250 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$250 USD
George C. Dobson banjo that needs restoration. "Gem" model.
Wooden metal clad rim. Walnut neck with ebony fingerboard. With chipboard SSC. FC except needs much work (dowel stick reset, make neck wedges for dowel stick, new 5th string nut and tuner, fretwork, strings, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS).
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • No SN
  • 1890's
  • FC *(see below)
  • Walnut neck with dowel stick
  • V-shaped neck profile
  • Thin 17-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Fancy pearl inlays
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • 11" skin head
  • 24 brackets (one missing, 2 replaced)
  • No strings or tailpiece
  • Period Champion tuners with black buttons
  • Dowel stick has celluloid plate engraved "Victor" 
  • Dowel stick stamped "GEM" and "GEO.C.DOBSON / 290 SHAWMUT AVE. / BOSTON, MASS."
  • 1-1/4" nut, ~25-1/4" scale
  • With chipboard SSC
  • *FC except needs much work (dowel stick reset, make neck wedges for dowel stick, new 5th string nut and tuner, fretwork, strings, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)