Gibson 1926 RB/TB/PB-3 Mastertone Pot/Gibson early 1960s RB-250 Mastertone Neck 5-String Resonator Banjo Conversion - USED
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This used Gibson 1926 RB/TB/PB-3 Mastertone Pot/Gibson early 1960s RB-250 Mastertone Neck 5-String Resonator Banjo Conversion is in very good condition and includes:
- Pot is from either an RB-3, TB-3, or PB-3
- Ball-bearing tone ring, with grooved tension hoop, and 2-piece tube and plate flange
- Rim Stamped: 8281-24
- Gibson RB-250 c. early 1960s Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard with Bowtie Inlays
- 11" Top Frosted Head
- 24 Bracket
- 22 Fret
- Dual Coordinator Rods
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- A Newer Hardshell Case is included
Ball Bearing Mastertones work very well for both clawhammer and bluegrass and were found on professional-level Gibsons. Most banjos produced in the 1920s were tenors, so the pot is most likely a TB-3, hence the conversion 5-string neck from an early 1960s RB-250 bowtie. This banjo has a very clear, sweet tone up and down the fingerboard. It was professional set up here by Karl Dieterichs (owner/head of repairs) and is ready to play.