Gibson banjo dating

Hi all, I bought an old Gibson mandolin-banjo the other day.

I think it's the MB-JR model, seeing as the hoop diameter is only 9", but it has no model designation anywhere on it.

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Made of beautiful burl walnut with a highly polished durable finish.

Ovaled flanged resonator — tailpiece, best quality strings grip tight pegs, genuine rosewood fingerboard, bound with white ivoroid and inlaid with attractive white pearl ornamentations.

I paid 0, which seems to be the going rate (from what little previous sales information I could find on e Bay, craigslist, and auction-house sites) for similar instruments in the low-end range of the Gibson MB line.

to an MB-Jr that Elderly was selling (and thanx to Elderly for leaving pics of sold instruments accessible! Not quite like yours; this has a totally plain, non-snakehead headstock, but it does have a nine-inch shell. With regard to the "serial number," not clear whether you have a serial number or a factory order number, both of which were affixed to Gibson instruments. Endowed with the same attributes which have made famous the Gibson Mastertone and Custom-Built Banjos. so great in volume that they offer money-making opportunities in vaudeville, radio and recording for those whose desires turn in this direction.Has a lot of history with it including and old signature made with a dip pen which I am guessing is from one of its early owners.It plays great but over all has some wear and tear a bit of rust and oxidation and some mildew spots around the edge from when it must have be stored in a damp environment at some point.

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