An interesting 1928 Gibson Granada with 40-hole archtop tone-ring.
The pot is all-original and in used condition.
A reproduction 4-string neck was made by Gibson in Nov. 1976, according to rubber-stamped date at the heel.
All other structural and decorative details match this construction date.
According to Spann's Gibson book, the serial #9156 was given to a number of Gibson TB-Granadas
and MB-Granadas [Mandolin-Banjo].
We believe this particular banjo was originally one of the MB-Granada banjos.
The cut-out on the rim where the neck joins is too narrow for a tenor banjo, which is why Gibson modified the heel of the tenor neck
to fit the rim, rather than altering the original cut on the rim.
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