Here’s one we bet you haven’t seen before — a Loar period Gibson TB-4 trapdoor banjo converted to a fretless 5-string by a very talented, unknown to us, luthier.
This 10.5” rim banjo has a maple rim and a perfectly matched custom replica maple 3-piece 5-string neck with fretless ebony fretboard sporting custom pearl inlays. The original flame maple trapdoor resonator is finished in a striking red sunburst. As typical for the earliest versions of this model, there is no metal tone ring, making for a sweet, woody tone suitable for realizing your claw-hammer dreams! Tuners are modern, all rim hardware is original.
$1,895.00 with newer hard case.
note: Because of recent changes in shipping policies of the USPS, we can only ship within the U.S.