Gibson Mastertone Banjos
1918-1944

A word about the dating of vintage Gibson banjos.


1925

TB-5 Mastertone #8035-10, the "Roger Smith"

TB-3 Mastertone #8041-35, the "Tilghman D. Frank/Paul B. Peters"

TB-3 Mastertone #8041-48

PB-3 Mastertone #8057-2

PB-3 Mastertone#8057-12

TB-3 Mastertone #8090-24

TB-Granada Mastertone #8104-17, the "Gene Wilhelm"

TB-3 #8116-31, the "Erving Schneider"

PB-3 Mastertone #8120-20

TB-3 Mastertone #8125-12, the "George T. Brown"

RB-3 Mastertone #8127-12

RB-3 Mastertone #8127-25

TB-3 Mastertone #8131-40

TB-3 Mastertone #8161-28, the "Harry Lykins"


1926

RB-3 Mastertone #8205-18

TB-3 Mastertone #8205-40

PB-4 Mastertone #8215-19, the "Earnest Ray"

TB-3 #8204-47, the "Dr. Thomas Tuomey"

TB-3 Mastertone #8226-22, the "Nicholas Barbarito"

TB-3 Mastertone #8247-32, the "Isidoro Termini"

TB-Granada Mastertone #8250-16

TB-Granada Mastertone #8250-37

RB-Granada Mastertone #8250-41

TB-5 Mastertone #8252-19, the "Harold Leatherman"

TB-5 Mastertone #8252-23

PB-3 Mastertone #8262-11, the "Ray Mills"

TB-3 Mastertone #8279-49, the "K.E. Barrett"

PB-3 Mastertone #8318-15

TB-5 Mastertone #8444-3, the "Biff Bledsoe"

RB-3 Mastertone #8447-10

GB-3 Mastertone #8448-1


1927

TB-5 Mastertone #8551-6

TB-Bella Voce Mastertone #8552-7

PB-Florentine Mastertone #8603-64

TB-Bella Voce Mastertone #8615-26

TB-Granada Mastertone #8661-17, the "Walter C. Behnke"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #8682-1

RB-Granada Mastertone #8690-1

RB-3 Mastertone #8705-9

TB-3 Mastertone #8719-42, the "R.K. Smith"

TB-4 custom Mastertone #8733-1, the "Bob Wren"

TB-3 Mastertone #8739-16, the "George Frost"

TB-3 Mastertone #8750-50

TB-3 Mastertone #8830-2, the "Edmund Martin"

TB-4 Mastertone #8836-42

TB-6 Mastertone #8893-1

TB-Bella Voce Mastertone #0121-31

TB-Bella Voce Mastertone #0259-68, the "Joe Ribaud"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #0263-66, the "A.L. Caroselli"

TB-Granada #0369-76, the "L. Rinaldi"

TB-5 Mastertone #0404-1, the "J.M. Barber"

TB-5 Mastertone #0404-6, the "Ray Roeller"

TB-5 Mastertone #0404-7, the "Paul Tester"

TB-5 Mastertone #0404-14


1928

RB-3 Mastertone #8910-2, the "Mrs. Powell Newman"

RB-4 Mastertone #8914-2, the "Reid Rakes"

RB-4/TB-3 Mastertone #8914-3, the "Paul Schantz"

RB-4 Mastertone #8914-4, the "Cecil George"

RB-4/RB-3 Mastertone #8914-8

TB-5 Mastertone #8919-1

PB-Florentine Mastertone #8936-1

PB-Florentine Mastertone #8936-2

TB-3 Mastertone #9024-96

TB-3 Mastertone #9025-28

TB-5 Mastertone #9029-23, the "Jim Robinson"

TB-5 Mastertone #9029-28

RB-3 Mastertone #9032-3, the "R.E. Guffy"

TB-6 Mastertone #9083-1, the "Glenn Eastham"

GB-Granada Mastertone #9088-1

TB-Florentine Mastertone #9090-2, the "Kalamazoo Lady"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9115-7, the "Frank Petta"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #9136-3, the "Florencio G. Pernia"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #9137-1

TB-3 Mastertone #9150-8, the "Ezekiel Walder"

TB-3 Mastertone #9151-35

TB-Granada Mastertone #9152-14

TB-Granada Mastertone #9152-20, the "Banjo Pete"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9152-57, the "Selmer Lien"

TB-6 Mastertone #9153-14, the "Jimmie Smith"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #9188-2/#9137-1/#9654-7

PB-Granada Mastertone #9193-9

MB-3 Mastertone #9204-37

TB-3 Mastertone #9221-14

RB-3 Mastertone #9223-3

PB-Florentine Mastertone #9227-1, the "Robert Moses Cruz"

PB-Florentine Mastertone #9227-2, the "Howard Christensen"

PB-Florentine Mastertone #9227-3, the "Charlie Macrow"


1929

TB-3 Mastertone #9259-5, the "Thousand Fingers Smith"

TB-3 Mastertone #9259-37, the "Bill Umeck"

TB-Granada/TB-5 Mastertone #9261-8

TB-6 Mastertone #9262-18

TB-6 Mastertone #9262-37

PB-6 Mastertone #9262-47

PB-3 Mastertone #9264-7

RB-3 Mastertone #9267-3

TB-4 Mastertone #9271-4, the "Russell Leonard Calm"

TB-4 Mastertone #9271-16, the "Irvin O. Kenen"

TB-4 Mastertone #9292-4, the "Frank Mundy"

PT-6 Mastertone #9301-13

PB Mastertone #9319-1, the "Richard H. Cole"

TB-4 Mastertone #9332-4

TB-6/Florentine Mastertone #9337-1, the "Andrew Metzgar"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9356-42, the "William Woodrow"

TB-3 Mastertone #9385-42, the "Dean K. Peterson"

RB-3 Mastertone #9411-1

TB-All American Mastertone #9422-1, the "Francis Grinnell"

PB-4 Mastertone #9425-10

TB-3 Mastertone #9440-23

GB-3 Mastertone #9441-1

TB-3 Mastertone #9465-23

TB-3 Mastertone #9465-70

TB-3 Mastertone #9465-71

PB-3 Mastertone #9467-12, the "Morell DoRan"

PB-3 Mastertone #9467-14

TB-Granada Mastertone #9470-1

TB-Granada Mastertone #9470-7

TB-Granada Mastertone #9470-28

PB-Granada Mastertone #9472-1

RB-4 Mastertone #9474-3

TB-3 Mastertone #9478-148

TB-3 Mastertone #9478-155

TB-3 Mastertone #9488-26

TB-3 #9488-30, the "Steve Molenda"

TB-3 Mastertone #9488-34

TB-3 Mastertone #9489-16

TB-3 Mastertone #9489-26

TB-3 Mastertone #9489-72


1930

TB-4 Mastertone #9521-14, the "Joseph Mihalek"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9522-1

TB-Granada Mastertone #9522-4, the "Lutz Flynn"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9522-12

TB-Granada Mastertone #9522-16

PB-3 Mastertone #9524-7

PB-3 Mastertone #9524-17

TB-3 Mastertone #9524-20, the "Donald C. Hill"

PB-3 Mastertone #9524-25

PB-3 Mastertone #9524-27

PB-3 Mastertone #9524-44

PB-4 Mastertone #9525-6

PB-Granada Mastertone #9526-11

PB-Granada Mastertone #9526-14

RB-3 Mastertone #9528-1

RB-3 Mastertone #9528-3

RB-3 Mastertone #9528-4

RB-3 Mastertone #9528-7

RB-3 Mastertone #9528-8

RB-Granada Mastertone #9530-1, the "Scotland Granada"

RB-Granada Mastertone #9530-4, the "Jack Cozart"

RB-Granada Mastertone #9530-5, the "Wade Mainer"

TB-3 Mastertone #9549-70, the "Bob Hall"

TB-3 Mastertone #9549-73, the "Floyd Jacobs"

TB-3 Mastertone #9550-13, the "John Lampart"

TB-3 Mastertone #9550-36

TB-3 Mastertone #9550-40

TB-3 Mastertone #9550-47

TB-3 Mastertone #9551-17

TB-4 Mastertone #9553-8

TB-4 Mastertone #9553-20

TB-4 Mastertone #9553-32

TB-4 Mastertone #9553-34

TB-4 Mastertone #9554-5

TB-4 Mastertone #9554-21

TB-Granada Mastertone #9556-26, the "Martin Balada"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9556-32

TB-Granada Mastertone #9556-51, the "Judge Tom Davis"

TB-Granada Mastertone #9557-2

TB-Granada Mastertone #9557-3, the "Dark Granada"

RB-Granada Mastertone #9557-8

TB-Granada Mastertone #9557-9

PB-Granada Mastertone #9562-5

PB-3 Mastertone #9580-5, the "B.E. Boyd"

PB-3 Mastertone #9580-6

PB-Granada Mastertone #9582-3

RB-Granada Mastertone #9584-3, the "Earl Scruggs"

TB-3 Mastertone #9588-1, the "Columbus Agazzi"

TB-3 Mastertone #9588-5

RB-3 Mastertone #9602-5

RB-3 Mastertone #9602-6

RB-3 Mastertone #9602-12, the "J. Clark"

PB-4 Mastertone #9639-5, the "Ralph Marquardt"

PB-4 Mastertone #9639-5

RB-4 Mastertone #9703-1, the "Margaret Boote"

TB-All American Mastertone #9747-3


1931

TB-3 Mastertone #9903-15

TB-3 Mastertone #9903-16

TB-3 Mastertone #9903-28

TB-3 Mastertone #9903-41

TB-3 Mastertone #9903-46, the "Chas. A. Clark"

TB-3 Mastertone #9926-28

TB-3 Mastertone #25-8, the "Richard A. Booth"

TB-3 Mastertone #25-23

TB-3 Mastertone #42-18, the "Aloysius Schreibmaier"

TB-3 Mastertone #42-24

TB-3 Mastertone #158-11

TB-3 Mastertone #158-20, the "Billy Pilgrim"


1932

TB-3 Mastertone #212-5

TB-3 Mastertone #235-16, the "Charles Entzminger"

TB-3 Mastertone #271-22

TB-4 Mastertone #276-3, the "Mateo Quintana"

TB-4 Mastertone #276-15

RB-4 Mastertone #276-18, the "Henry Williams"


1934

TB-3 Mastertone #347-10

TB-3 Mastertone #345-6, the "Helen Knighton"

TB-Granada Mastertone #800-3

TB-3 Mastertone #1034-3, the "Smokey O'Shea"


1935

PB-3 Mastertone #66-2, the "Earl Collins"

PB-3 Mastertone #66-5

TB-3 Mastertone #312-3

TB-3 Mastertone #405-5-A

TB-Granada Mastertone #1485-1

TB-Granada Mastertone #1485-2

TB-Granada Mastertone #1485-3


1936

TB-4 Mastertone #257-3

PB-Granada Mastertone #558-3, the "Douglas Ewald"

MB-3 Mastertone #645-1

TB-75 Mastertone #934-4

TB-3 Mastertone #1012-5

TB-3 Mastertone #1012-8


1937

TB-3 Mastertone #10-3

TB-7 Mastertone #390-1, the "Hawaii"

TB-7 Mastertone #390-6

TB-7 Mastertone #390-13

TB-75 Mastertone #416-2

TB-75 Mastertone #416-5

RB-75 Mastertone #518-3, the "Elbert Collins"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #643-1, the "Floyd Graham"

RB-3 Mastertone #1288-1, a.k.a. "The Boer Hog"

TB-7 Mastertone #1392-1

TB-7 Mastertone #1392-2

TB-18 Mastertone #1394-2


1938

RB-7 Mastertone #409-1, the "Red Belcher"

RB-12 Mastertone #411-1

RB-12 Mastertone #411-2

PB-4 Mastertone #444-1

PB-4 Mastertone #444-2

RB-75 Mastertone #752-1

PB-12 Special Mastertone #770-1, the "Ken Harvey"

PB-7 Mastertone #912-1, the "G.I.H. Boshoff"

RB-75 Mastertone #DA-5055

PB-7 Mastertone #DA-5057

TB-75 Mastertone #DA-5061


1939

TB-75 Mastertone #EA-5337

TB-12 Mastertone #EA-5578

TB-75 Mastertone #EG-3115

RB-75 Mastertone #EG-3239, a.k.a. "Papaw"

PB-75 Mastertone #EG-4061

RB-75 Mastertone #EG-4121, the "William R. Perry"

PB-18 Mastertone #857-2, the "Paul E. Wesebaum"

TB-75 Mastertone #EG-7413


1940

TB-75 Mastertone #FG-2661, the Florence "Flossie" Miller

TB-75 Mastertone #FG-2662

RB-75 #EA-5690, the "Old Joe Clark"

RB-7 Mastertone #FG335-2, the "Charlie Macrow"

TB-7 Mastertone #763-3

RB-75 Mastertone #FA-5101

TB-All American "Special" Mastertone #9654-7, the "Bellson/Popp"

TB-75 Mastertone #F943-4, the "Steve Adamczyk"

RB-7 Mastertone #F690-4

TB-6 Mastertone #9301-13

TB-6 Mastertone #9360-5, the "Don Merthe"


1941

TB-Florentine Mastertone #9137-1

TB-18 Mastertone #E2753-1

RB-7 Mastertone #E2791-3, the "Earl Smith"

PB-7 Mastertone #E3281-4

TB-18 Mastertone #E3794-3

RB-75 Mastertone #F906-2, the "Davis Brown"

RB-75 Mastertone #F906-3

PB-12 Mastertone #918-1


1942

TB-12 Mastertone #918-2, the "Morley Skinner"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #E3347-4

RB-75 Mastertone #F5883-1

RB-75 Mastertone #F5883-3, the "Cousin Melvinia"

RB-75 Mastertone #F5883-5

RB-75 Mastertone #E4370-4

TB-7 Mastertone #F4713-2


1943

TB-75 Matertone #E4266-2

RB-7 Mastertone #5820-1


1944

RB-75 Mastertone #2758

TB-7 Mastertone #5998-1


undetermined

RB-75 Mastertone, the "Reverend Glenn Odell"

RB-5 Mastertone #8267-1, the "L.K. Miller/Charlie Curell"

TB Mastertone #8825-1

PB-Florentine #9227-3, the "Charlie Macrow"

RB-75 Mastertone #NSN with top-tension style neck

TB-18 Mastertone #NSN

TB-12 Mastertone, the "J.G. Hemmis"

TB-Florentine Mastertone #NSN, the "Dr. Howard Fugate"

 


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