Gibson non-Mastertone Banjos
1918-1944

A word about the dating of vintage Gibson banjos.


1918-1924

TB #165

TB #349

RB-4 #11101A-13, the "Tal Brown"

MB-3 #11040A-1

PB-1 #11055A-31

PB-1 #11055A-48, the "Frank Gray"

TB-5 #11086A-34

UB #11159A-13

TB-1 #11786-7


1925

TB-0 #8014-40

TB-0 #8015-10

Oriole tenor banjo #8036

TB-0 #8040-41

TB-2 #8054-19

TB-0 #8067-15, the "Elmer Barbeau"

MB-2 #8112-40


1926

TB-2 #8142-71, the "J. Loyd Davis"

TB-2 #8211-40, the "George Graziani"

MB-3 #8228-27

TB-2 #8266-7

MB-0 #8297-43

MB-2 #8298-19

MB-3 #8336-34

TB-2 #8439-41, the "William Milne"

TB-2 #8439-83, the "Edgar G. Scott"


1927

MB-2 #8594-1

TB-2 #8650-25

RB-1 #8652-5

TB-1 #8671-82

TB-1 #8822-92


1928

UB-5 #8945-16, the "Elmo Allred"

TB-2 #8947-71

PB-1 #8973-3, the "Anton Smith"

TB-2 #8975-11

PB-1 #9030-11

TB-1 #9078-31, the "Dwight Haislup"

TB-1 #9190-41

RB-1 #9194-6


1929

TB-2 #9331-14

RB-1 #9359-7

TB-Custom #9364-1

TB-1 #9383-3

TB-1 #9383-41

TB-1 #9464-31

RB-1 #9468-5

TB-2 #9469-18

TB-2 #9469-49

TB-1 #9477-4

TB-1 #9477-14

TB-1 #9477-18

TB-1 #9486-2

RB-2 #9487-12


1930

TB-1 #9519-21

TB-2 #9520-2, the "J.B. George"

TB-2 #9520-30

TB-2 #9520-39

RB-1 #9527-6

RB-1 #9527-18, the "A.E. Rawlonsory"

TB-1 #9539-54

TB-1 #9543-31

TB-1 #9543-47, the "Ed Brenot"

TB-1 #9544-42

TB-1 #9545-3

TB-1 #9545-44

TB-2 #9546-9, the "Ross MacGregor"

TB-2 #9546-24, the "Andrew Rampulla"

TB-2 #9548-6

PB-1 #9559-37

PB-1 #9559-40

PB-1 #9559-41

PB-1 #9560-9

RB-1 #9563-14, the "Jack Reedy"

TB-1 #9597-1, the "Bob Petrie"

TB-2 #9598-29

PB-1 #9663-6

TB-1 #9690-8

TB-2 #9691-22, the "Helen Knighton"

Studio King tenor #9717-12

Studio King tenor #9717-20

TB-1 #9719-2

TB-2 #9729-36

TB-2 #9729-43, the "Donald Hall"

TB-1 #9774-21

TB-1 #9774-22, the "Dana Schweinle Scholl"

RB-1 #9775-1

RB-1 #9775-3

Recording King tenor #9779-1

Recording King #507 tenor banjo #9779-6

Kel Kroydon KK-11 tenor #9797-10

Kel Kroydon KK-11 tenor #9797-34, the "Vineta Hemman"

Montgomery Ward #701 tenor banjo

S.S. Stewart-brand TB-11, the "Venetian Trio" example


1931

TB-1 #9812-17

TB-1 #9812-30

TB-1 #9812-43

RB-1 #9846-7

MB-1 #9848-22

Kel Kroydon KK-10 tenor #9851

TB-1 #9877-14, the "Tommy Peterson"

TB-1 #9877-50

TB-2 #9878-17

RB-11 #9938, the "Lester Dunn"

GB-1 #9970-1

Truett plectrum banjo #9971

TB-1 #3-21

TB-1 #3-48

RB-1 #87-3, the "Grace Attfield"

RB-1 #87-5

RB-1 #117-7, the "Troy Foster"

TB-1 #122-20

TB-1 #122-50

TB-1 #124-12, the "Charlie 'Tex' Oldokowski"

TB-1 #128-14

TB-1 #157-22, the "Marian Lauber"

RB-1 #213-4, the "M. Campbell Lorini"


1932

RB-1 #170-7

TB-1 #234-13, the "Bob Bontekoe"

MB-1 #238-11

TB-1 #252-19


1933

uncatalogued TB #606-1

uncatalogued RB #617-1

Recording King #803 tenor banjo by Gibson


1934

TB-1 #720-6

TB-2 #824-10

TB-1 #867-6, the "Charles Emmett Viar"

TB-1 #867-23

Recording King #731 tenor banjo, the "Paul Binder"


1935

PT-X

TB-1 #154-5

TB-2 #160-3, the "Peter P. Piccirillo"

MB-1 #210-5

TB-1 #311-15

MB-1 #1350-1


1936

TB-1 #749-7

TB-1 #917-18, the "Gordon Florey"

RB-1 #919-5

RB-2 #1112-1


1937

TB-1 #1109-4

TB-1 #1109-18

GB-1 #253-3

RB-1 #686-4

MB-1 #920-4

TB-1 #1115-3, the "Bert Johnson"

RB-1 #1176-1

RB-11, the "F.M."


1938

TB-11 #DA-5007

RB-11 #DA-5011

RB-11 #DA-5027

MB-11 #DA-5041, the "E.W. Andersen"

MB-11 #DA-5042

TB-11 #DA-5066

TB-11 #DA-5070

Recording King M-6 tenor #DW-668

TB-1 #DA-5091

TB-00 #DG-2719

MB-00 #DG-3644, the "Dr. A.L. Brown"


1939

UB-1 #DG-4888

RB-00 #DG-5210

TB-1 #EA-5055, the "Guy F. Tostevin"

RB-1 #EA-5078, the "Gus Tingen"

RB-1 #EA-5316

RB-1 #EA-5317

ETB-150 #EGE-3899

TB-1 #EA-5687

TB-00 #EG-5712

MB-00 #EG-6334

Montgomery Ward #955 five-string banjo #EW-2668


1940

PB-00 #FG-2539

TB-11 #FG267-2

TB-11 #FG817-1

UB-4 #F380-19

TB-00 #F560-7

TB-00 #F560-15, the "Howard Blackburn"

TB-11 #F688-6, the "Willard Brown"

TB-00 #F1159-25, the "Harold K. Fisher"

TB-00 #F1159-28

TB-11 #F2258-8

RB-00 #FG-2588


1941

MB-11 #E2923-9

RB-00 #E2789-2

ETB-150 #G2285-3

TB-00 #G2297-4

MB-00 #E3004-4, the "Charles James Lewis"

TB-11 #E3795-6

RB-00 #2476


1942

RB-11 #E4415-2

TB-11 #F5924-9, the "Harvey Davenport"


1943

MB-11 #F5635-5


undetermined

RB-00, the "Kentucky Slim"

TB-11 #127, the "Elsie and Woody"

TB-11 conversion to five-string flathead

Recording King tenor #485

"Charles McNeil" Recording King five-string #1920

TB-X

Kalamazoo KTB

Kalamazoo KTB with one-piece flange

Kalamazoo KTB, the "Chas. Rush"

Kalamazoo KRB

Kalamazoo KRB, the "Tom Bill Draughn"

Kel Kroydon KK-10 tenor, the "Harry Gingell"

Kel Kroydon KK-10 tenor, the "Willard Goss"

UB-2, the "Gladys Guerin"

PB-00

RB-00

TB-00

PB-11, the "Carlos Brown"

Recording King RB

S.S. Stewart brand TB-11

S.S. Stewart brand TB-11, the "Maynard Yocum"

TB-00, the "Anthony DiSabatino, Sr."

TB-00, the "Nathan Ellis"

TB-00, the "Francis 'Hecky' Heckman"

TB-00, the "Dick Hysell"

TB-00, the "Jack Rice"

TB-11, the "Braden C. 'Al' Aljoe"

TB-11, the "Lillie Linebarrier"

TB-11 # no number

TB-11 # no number

TB-11 # no number

RB-11

TB-11, the "William G. Proctor"

Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo, the "D.J.C. Mostert"
 


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