Gibson Five-String Banjo

Description (Brief)
This five-string banjo was made by Gibson, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan around 1957. It has 24 brackets, a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlay, maple hoop, and resonator with a golden sunburst finish. This banjo, style RB-100, is stamped with serial number 7075-4. In the late 1950s-early 1960s when a “folk-revival” boom hit the United States, Gibson was one of the few companies still producing banjos.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
banjo
date made
ca 1957
maker
Gibson, Inc.
Measurements
overall: 38 in x 14 in x 3 1/4 in; 96.52 cm x 35.56 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 38 in x 13 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 96.52 cm x 34.925 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
ID Number
1981.0157.01
accession number
1981.0157
catalog number
1981.0157.01
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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