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1929 Gibson Pre War TB3 conversion banjo 9489-52

1929 Gibson Pre War TB3 conversion banjo 9489-52

$ 9,750.00

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1929 Gibson Pre War TB3 conversion 5 string banjo.  Includes Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482


1929 Gibson Pre War TB3 Conversion Banjo.  This is the classic bluegrass sound.  If you are looking for the true classic Pre War Gibson Banjo tone this banjo is for you!!!


This is a mahogany banjo with nickel hardware.  This is set up with a Blaylock conversion ring and a Neat neck.  The neck is mahogany with a rosewood fretboard.  There are leaves and bows inlaid up the board which looks great.  The tuners are original pancake tuners and are fully functional.



The banjo is definitely clean for an 80 year old banjo.  There is some light wear on the back but it has original finish that still looks fantastic.  The hardware has dulled a bit but it is clean.  The flange is in really good shape and is just barely starting to pull but is pretty much flat.

The frets are in great shape all the way up and down the fretboard.  There are spikes at the 7th-10th frets.  The neck and banjo are in fantastic shape, easily an 8.5 out of 10.

Sound and Playability

This is a stellar player and is set up to play loud and play fast.  This reaks of that classic bluegrass pre war tone and this will absolutely please any player with any degree of taste.  This is an absolutely smoking hot 1929 Gibson Pre War TB3 conversion 5 string banjo.  Pre War 3’s always sound good when converted correctly.  This is a great example of that.  This is loud with that classic bluegrass sound.  The mahogany causes a crisp and loud tone.  And this is really a joy to play.  Set up by the Pros at the Banjo Warehouse.

If you want a top quality and clean all original (other than neck and ring) pre war conversion banjo that anybody would be proud to own and will impress this is it.


All of our sales include Free Shipping.  We set up all of our banjos before shipping.  All of our sales include a 7 day Full Satisfaction Guarantee.  We also ship worldwide.


We take all major credit cards, paypal, cash, check or money order.  Please call 404-372-5482 if you are not using paypal.  You can visit us anytime, we are 5 minutes from the Atlanta airport.  Thanks!!!- Geoff Hohwald’s Banjo Warehouse.


We Buy, Sell and Trade 


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Geoff also gives private lessons

All Banjos are Professionally set up

We are located 5 minutes from the Atlanta Airport 

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