The Gibson - MB Mandolin Banjo is a unique piece from an era of all sorts of instrumental experimentation. Pairing the strings and setup of a Mandolin with the form and construction of a banjo, this little hybrid can certainly turn a few heads with it's unique tone and timbre. The trap door on the back of the rim can literally open up the sound, and adds a little brightness and sustain especially directed at the player. Both the action and play-ability feel good, and there is only minimal fret wear with no buzzing. The factory order number (FON) on the inside is 11181A-45 which puts its creation date around 1923-1924 with a 9-1/2" banjo head. The Gibson script on the headstock is hand written. This instrument comes with its original hardshell case.
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In most cases shipping is on us! Any new or used gear (purchased directly from our website) $25 or over gets shipped to you for FREE via one of our favorite carriers, Fed Ex – ground or USPS, to all 'lower 48' U.S. states. Alaska and Hawaii. Expedited shipping, international shipping are more. If you'd like your item quicker, no problem! It will cost a bit more, but you'll have it in your hands before you know it. We can ship all forms of UPS and Fed Ex Express and we'll send you tracking info too, so you can see exactly when it'll arrive. Please note that we are not able to ship to P.O. Boxes, and sorry, no C.O.D.s no way, no how. For your gear's safety, we have to have a valid address where a real person can sign for the gear when it arrives. If that doesn't work for you, we are happy to ship it to the nearest carrier's hub so you can pick it up safe and sound there. Questions? Just give us a call at 1-800-747-9980 or check out our shippings facts online at <a href="http://massstreetmusic.com/pages/shipping" target="_blank">massstreetmusic.com</a>
All purchases come with a full 7 day evaluation time period after payment in full has been made. An extra 24 hours will be added during the winter season to allow the contents to reach room temperature before opening - the evaluation period does not begin until you've received the instrument.</p> <p>If you're not completely satisfied with the instrument, it can be returned using your preferred carrier for a full refund unless other arrangements have been explicitly made. To return an item, please call us (1-800-747-9980) for a return authorization and pack the instrument in its original carton, with all accessories and paper work, and ship it back to us. (Please note it must be insured for the full sales amount). Just give us a call if you have any questions about correct packing etc. We're happy to help. If the item is damaged while in transit, we will ask you to file a claim with your preferred shipper. Once we receive the instrument in its original condition, you will get a full refund, less any applicable shipping charges. If the item is not in its original condition or is returned after the normal evaluation period has expired, re-stocking fees and other charges may apply - confused by the fine print? Just give us a call at 1-800-747-9980, we're happy to help.