1930s Gibson Granada plectrum neck

Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck peghead    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck peghead back    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck back    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck truss-rod cover    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck fingerboard    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck heel

Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck frets    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck frets    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck frets    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck frets    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck figure    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck figure    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck figure

Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays    Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck inlays        Gibson Mastertone banjo PB-Granada neck Mastertone block

This neck surfaced on eBay in September 2013 installed on a 1960s Gibson style 100 pot; the neck, however, is from a 1930s Granada plectrum banjo.  The "full hearts and flowers" inlay pattern (including inlays at the first and fifteenth frets) is typical of Granada plectrum necks for the period.  In common with many prewar Granada necks, the back of the peghead features a curly maple veneer to hide the seams of the peghead ears.

While there is no legible lot number on the heel of this neck, I am currently doing some detective work to try to locate the pot to which this orphaned plectrum neck belongs.

 


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