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Gibson Five-String Banjo

Gibson Five-String Banjo

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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.
place made
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Measurements
overall: 38 in x 14 in x 3 1/4 in; 96.52 cm x 35.56 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
1981.0157.01
accession number
1981.0157
catalog number
1981.0157.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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