Nest Egg Auctions
Live Auction

Annual New Years Auction

Sat, Dec 30, 2023 01:00PM EST
Lot 5

Pre-War Gibson MasterTone Banjo

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Mid 1920's Gibson Master Tone four string tenor banjo with 19 frets, and diamond inlaid fret markers. Grover tuners and tailpiece. Original label inside pot. Back of headstock not marked. Neck has not been removed from pot. Relic or attic condition and untouched. Finish losses but appears all original. Neck sights fairly true or as expected for age. Plays fine. No evidence of neck repairs or damage. Original resonator screws loose / replaced / missing. Two Lugs missing. Serial Number 8123-37 matching on pot and resonator. In a travelworn case with expected losses.