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Fall Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry Auction

2018-10-27 10:00:00

Lot 36

Rare 1918 Gibson Mandolin Banjo Pre-Catalog MB-3

Rare 1918 Gibson Mandolin Banjo Pre-Catalog MB-3: Rare all original pre-catalog model Gibson Mandolin Banjo model MB-3 with original goatskin head. Serial no. 674, XXX banjo head from Joseph Rogers Sons. This example dates to 1918 andaccording to a January/February 2016 article in "All Frets Magazine" by Bruce Thompson there are only 10 known examples of this particular instrument. The total estimated production was 46 examples ever made. Comes with a good hard shellcase. Dimensions are: 23 1/2" long x 11" wide. All measurements are approximate.

Estimate $1,500.00-2,000.00

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