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    Rare model! Nice conversion neck by Randy Wood. Original uncut rim with Steve Ryan flathead tone ring installed. Walnut neck and resonator. Engraved gold hardware. Includes original neck (broken headstock), ball bearing tone ring and 3 original tuners. With newer HSC (brown lining). VGC+. On consignment.
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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 
  • Interesting conversion that was done in the late 1970s
  • FON 8091-11
  • 1925
  • VGC+
  • Nice Randy Wood 5-string walnut neck
  • Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl "wreath" inlays
  • Headstock features wreath inlays plus "Gibson" and "MASTERTONE" logos
  • Inlaid wood designs on back of peghead
  • Planetary style tuners and geared 5th string peg
  • Original uncut ~3/4" rim, 11" frosted top head  
  • Steve Ryan no-holes flathead tone ring installed
  • Gold hardware, 2-piece flange
  • Engraved tension hoop, flange, armrest and tailpiece
  • 24 brackets, grooved tension hoop (1 changed hook and nut)
  • Kershner Unique tailpiece stamped "PAT 12-29-14 / 5-9-16"
  • Tailpiece also engraved "DeLuxe"
  • Pyralin celluloid binding on fretboard, rim, heelcap and resonator
  • Wood marquetry on neck, rim and resonator
  • Concentric rings of wood marquetry also on back of resonator
  • Some wood marquetry missing on outside of rim by flange
  • 1-7/32" nut, ~26-3/8" scale
  • Hardware could use some cleaning
  • Includes original tenor (more...)

Gibson TB-5 Conversion (1925)

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SKU: 70U-210614

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$8,995 USD
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$8,995 USD
Rare model! Nice conversion neck by Randy Wood. Original uncut rim with Steve Ryan flathead tone ring installed. Walnut neck and resonator. Engraved gold hardware. Includes original neck (broken headstock), ball bearing tone ring and 3 original tuners. With newer HSC (brown lining). VGC+. On consignment.
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams.  For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Interesting conversion that was done in the late 1970s
  • FON 8091-11
  • 1925
  • VGC+
  • Nice Randy Wood 5-string walnut neck
  • Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl "wreath" inlays
  • Headstock features wreath inlays plus "Gibson" and "MASTERTONE" logos
  • Inlaid wood designs on back of peghead
  • Planetary style tuners and geared 5th string peg
  • Original uncut ~3/4" rim, 11" frosted top head  
  • Steve Ryan no-holes flathead tone ring installed
  • Gold hardware, 2-piece flange
  • Engraved tension hoop, flange, armrest and tailpiece
  • 24 brackets, grooved tension hoop (1 changed hook and nut)
  • Kershner Unique tailpiece stamped "PAT 12-29-14 / 5-9-16"
  • Tailpiece also engraved "DeLuxe"
  • Pyralin celluloid binding on fretboard, rim, heelcap and resonator
  • Wood marquetry on neck, rim and resonator
  • Concentric rings of wood marquetry also on back of resonator
  • Some wood marquetry missing on outside of rim by flange
  • 1-7/32" nut, ~26-3/8" scale
  • Hardware could use some cleaning
  • Includes original tenor (more...)