Located in Portland



This is an interesting and historical piece, essentially a Mandolin superimposed on a scaled-down Banjo-Style body.  Strung, tuned, and played like a Mandolin but with a whole different sound.  If you're a Gibson collector or just a mandolin player who wants to step outside the norm, this is the ticket.  

Set up in-house by our Guitar Tech who tells us that some of the fingerboard binding has been replaced on both sides.  If you're interested in purchasing this vintage instrument, feel free to give us a call in the Shop for an in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  


Nickel 4/Plate Open Gear Tuners

1 3/16" Bone Nut

Maple Neck with 14" Scale Length

Neck Depth .785" from First Fret to Heel

15 Small Frets in Very Good Condition

Bound Ebony Fingerboard with Fancy Inlays and Flat Radius

Maple and Ebony Bridge with Nickel Tailpiece

Maple Body with Red Mahogany Stain Finish

Brass Hoop Tone Ring

Weight 6 lb 12 oz

Hard Shell Case

FON 8491-3


Year : 1926
Model : MB3 Mandolin Banjo
Finish : Red Mahogany Stain
Case : Hard Case
Weight : 6 lb 12 oz
Condition : Good