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Hello folks, I am new here -- think I might have posted my stuff in the wrong place so I am doing it again (sorry about that!).

Anyhow, we have an older tenor gibson banjo that belonged to my wife's grandfather. Serial number is 11406-18.  I would love to learn more about it if anyone might know anything.

Several pictures in attached pdf file. Thanks for your help!


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Looks very similar to this- I believe it's the same model, a TB-1 from around the late-teens early 1920s. TB (tenor banjo) with the numbers going up in quality, meaning 1 would be the bare bones lowest cost one. 

Oddly enough i came into my Vega tenor banjo from the same era in the exact way you did! my wife's grandfather played and I'm the only musical member of the family still kicking. My in-laws were cleaning their house recently and came across a wedding invitation from the 50's kindly asking Richard to "leave his banjo at home" so i guess it's not great for the singalong!





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