Gibson - MB Mandolin Banjo Banjolin w/ Trap Door Used

$900.00


The Gibson - MB Mandolin Banjo is a unique piece from an era of all sorts of instrumental experimentation. Pairing the strings and setup of a Mandolin with the form and construction of a banjo, this little hybrid can certainly turn a few heads with it's unique tone and timbre. The trap door on the back of the rim can literally open up the sound, and adds a little brightness and sustain especially directed at the player. Both the action and play-ability feel good, and there is only minimal fret wear with no buzzing. The factory order number (FON) on the inside is 11181A-45 which puts its creation date around 1923-1924 with a 9-1/2" banjo head. The Gibson script on the headstock is hand written. This instrument comes with its original hardshell case. 


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