1924 Gibson MB-4 Mandolin Banjo
Here’s a wonderful Loar-era mandolin banjo that will make damsels swoon and strong men weak! Completely original, this instrument can be heard for miles in the hands of the right player. The 9” rim and 14” scale are the perfect combination for projection and tone. Not enough volume? Open the trap door resonator!
When this MB-4 was made, it was the top-of-the Gibson mandolin banjo line, with all the quality and decorative features — the cremona sunburst finish, bound “moccasin” peghead and “The Gibson” logo and a small Prussian Cross inlaid in mother of pearl and original open back tuning machines.
The fret board is extended, single bound with m.o.p. position dots. The trap-door resonator is fully bound with a small rope-binding circle as its decor. The original rare, engraved "The Gibson" crown tailpiece is present as well, and a (possibly original) calfskin head.
This instrument is in excellent playing condition.
$1,495.00 including the original hard case.