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Serial, or what, Number?

#1 User is offline   Damocles 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

I've got a Gibson banjo with the following numbers inside the rim;

4-2522-157

Aside from the Gibson logo on the headstock I can't find any other indications of what model this might be or how old it is.

Anybody have any ideas?
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:24 PM

There are a bunch of "banjophile" websites out there, just like the guitar sites. Older Gibson banjo numbers are pretty well documented.

Here's one site that shows the 4-2522 number to be from 1954, although the "157" is not specifically listed.

http://banjophiles.c...eEraGibsons.htm

Further internet research should yield all the answers you're looking for.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:38 AM

View PostL5Larry, on 13 June 2017 - 05:24 PM, said:

There are a bunch of "banjophile" websites out there, just like the guitar sites. Older Gibson banjo numbers are pretty well documented.

Here's one site that shows the 4-2522 number to be from 1954, although the "157" is not specifically listed.

http://banjophiles.c...eEraGibsons.htm

Further internet research should yield all the answers you're looking for.



Thank You! That certainly helps to determine the age, at the very least. Now, if only there was some way to determine the model...
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