Prewar Gibson Banjos
Charlie Macrow--Johannesburg, South Africa
Trying to identify your old Gibson banjo? You've come to the right place! The Gibson Mastertone banjo set a standard of excellence among four-string players beginning in the jazz era of the 1920s and has been the definitive banjo for bluegrass music ever since five-string virtuoso Earl Scruggs came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s. This website is your headquarters for serial numbers, dating, information and identification of vintage Gibson banjos, both Mastertone and non-Mastertone models.
Looking for information about your old Gibson banjo?
Wondering what the serial number on your Gibson banjo might mean?
Gibson banjo list by style
Gibson banjo list by year
Gibson Mastertone banjos by year
Gibson non-Mastertone banjos by year
Gibson banjo serial numbers vs. factory order numbers
List of historical owners
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11 May 2013
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