1930 Gibson PB4 5 string conversion Banjo with a newer Gibson RB4 neck and a Huber Vintage Tone Ring. This also includes a hardshell case. This Gibson Banjo has been fully inspected and set up here at the Banjo Warehouse and includes our Full Satisfaction Guarantee.
1930 Gibson PB4 5 string conversion banjo
This is a PB4 shell and resonator with changed metal parts. The tailpiece is original and is a prewar Presto. Everything else is modern but made to pre war specs and the flange is a newer Gibson USA Flange. The tone ring is a Huber Vintage Tone Ring and the neck is off of a newer Gibson RB4.
The neck has an almost invisible crack that has been repaired on the side by the headstock. I missed it at first its so hard to see. There are no functional issues with the neck and it really is almost impossible to see. There is a picture included. Also the original tailpiece cover won’t stay in place and I have a picture of it open and closed. We have a piece of tape in there that is keeping it shut. The tailpiece itself is fine. This has a one piece flange and even though the flange has been changed this was originally a 1 piece flange banjo.
The frets show some wear but light on only the first few frets and the rest are gorgeous with almost no sign of ever having been touched. There are spikes at the 7th and 9th frets. This banjo does have some light wear on the resonator but not much and the resonator does have the original finish.
A prewar 4 conversion is usually over $10,000 sometimes a good bit over. This Gibson banjo is being sold for MUCH less because of the new metal parts. This still has the original wood and has that vintage sound. The Huber tone ring really helps.
If you want a pre war 4 this is your chance!!!! This 1930 Gibson PB4 5 string conversion banjo is as powerful a banjo as any at a fraction of the price. This has been fully inspected and set up here at the Banjo Warehouse and includes our Full Satisfaction Guarantee. Thanks!!!! CALL TODAY!!! 404-372-5482
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