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    An impressive instrument from the early 19th century, this Gibson TB-Granada tenor banjo is equipped with fancy gold-plated hardware, including engraved tension hoop, armrest, and 2-piece flange. The double bound maple resonator has been nicely refinished and features wood marquetry purfling around the edges and in 2 concentric rings on the back. The flame maple neck has a bound 19-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl hearts & flowers pattern inlays. This instrument needs work to fix the neck angle, or it would make a good candidate for conversion to a 5-string. It is sold AS-IS (see Details section below), but overall it’s in very good-excellent condition.
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  • Gold-plated hardware, including engraved tension hoop, armrest, and 2-piece flange
  • (Very nicely refinished) double-bound maple resonator with wood marquetry purfling around edges and in 2 concentric rings in back (1 resonator thumbscrew missing)
  • 11" head
  • Ball bearing archtop tone ring with holes both inside and around outside edges
  • 13/16" rim with white binding and wood marquetry purfling around rim cap
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • Flame maple neck
  • Bound 19-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearl hearts & flowers inlay pattern with "MASTERTONE" block
  • Fiddle-cut headstock with fancy pearl inlays including the words "Gibson MASTERTONE"
  • Original gold Planet tuners with pearl buttons (1 button replaced, 1 cracked and glued)
  • Etched "Granada" tailpiece
  • 1-5/32" nut
  • ~23-1/4" scale
  • Original hardshell case (well-worn, and missing handle)
  • VGC-EC but needs work (very high action - so needs rim cut to correct neck angle plus new strings and setup - but this is a fine candidate for 5-string conversion which would make any work on the tenor neck irrelevant - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 8083-10

Gibson TB-Granada Tenor Banjo (1925)

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SKU: 80U-201692

Regular price
$4,000 USD
Regular price
$4,400 USD
Sale price
$4,000 USD
An impressive instrument from the early 19th century, this Gibson TB-Granada tenor banjo is equipped with fancy gold-plated hardware, including engraved tension hoop, armrest, and 2-piece flange. The double bound maple resonator has been nicely refinished and features wood marquetry purfling around the edges and in 2 concentric rings on the back. The flame maple neck has a bound 19-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with pearl hearts & flowers pattern inlays. This instrument needs work to fix the neck angle, or it would make a good candidate for conversion to a 5-string. It is sold AS-IS (see Details section below), but overall it’s in very good-excellent condition.
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  • Gold-plated hardware, including engraved tension hoop, armrest, and 2-piece flange
  • (Very nicely refinished) double-bound maple resonator with wood marquetry purfling around edges and in 2 concentric rings in back (1 resonator thumbscrew missing)
  • 11" head
  • Ball bearing archtop tone ring with holes both inside and around outside edges
  • 13/16" rim with white binding and wood marquetry purfling around rim cap
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • Flame maple neck
  • Bound 19-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearl hearts & flowers inlay pattern with "MASTERTONE" block
  • Fiddle-cut headstock with fancy pearl inlays including the words "Gibson MASTERTONE"
  • Original gold Planet tuners with pearl buttons (1 button replaced, 1 cracked and glued)
  • Etched "Granada" tailpiece
  • 1-5/32" nut
  • ~23-1/4" scale
  • Original hardshell case (well-worn, and missing handle)
  • VGC-EC but needs work (very high action - so needs rim cut to correct neck angle plus new strings and setup - but this is a fine candidate for 5-string conversion which would make any work on the tenor neck irrelevant - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 8083-10