Gibson MB-3 #8228-27



In the early years of Gibson banjos, the mandolin banjo was extremely popular.  This style 3 instrument dates to early 1926 (see Gibson banjo serial numbers vs. factory order numbers) and shares the nickel-plated hardware, red-stained maple,  and diamonds and squares inlays of the TB-3; it departs from standard style 3 specs, however, with its "The Gibson" peghead inlay and its scalloped flange. 

Photo courtesy of Elderly Instruments; used with permission.
 


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