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Identifying an Unknown Gibson Banjo


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I am cross-posting this from the regular instrument ID forum.

 

Hello! I have a Gibson banjo that I have been playing on for the past 6 months or so, yet I know little to nothing about it.

 

The previous owner was the late grandfather of a friend of mine. All I know about it is anecdotal. Apparently, it is in some way "custom" (don't know quite what it means). The only other thing I know is that he was offered 6 thousand dollars for it at one point, which he turned down.

 

The serial number is 907-4, and there are no stickers inside. There appears to be two spots (one in resonator, one inside rim) where there used to be stickers, but now they're just faded.

 

I took a lot of photos, so here is a link to the album: http://imgur.com/a/6oCBR

 

Is there anything that you can tell me about it?

 

Thanks!

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So I've learned. Either way, I love the instrument. The weight of it alone makes it feel solid to play, and it just sings!

 

 

Still a Nice banjo and congrats... Hope you can find the positive info your wanting.. I know nothing about Banjos.. just what Ive seen and heard at a friends store in Montana and his wealth of knowledge given..

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Im going on a limb here.. and guess a 150 model.. or what is called the Bowtie model.. The best person I know to ask.. is Greg Boyds house of fine instruments. .. talk to Greg.. he will know and help you..

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