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Gibson Mastertone

Flathead 5-String Banjos of the 1930's and 1940's
by Jim Mills
While Gibson produced literally thousands of banjos prior to WWII, only 250 or so featured that “Magic Combination” of an Original Flathead Tonering and Five-string neck. 19 of the absolute best are featured here. With details of their known histories and provenances, as well as never-before-seen photos, bills of sale, factory shipping ledgers, and other ephemera relating to these rare and highly desirable instruments.
00001241Full color (168 pages) Softcover $45.00
 
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Ring the Banjar!

The Banjo in America from Folklore to Factory
by Robert Lloyd Webb
This is a second edition of a publication originally published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum. Includes information on the banjo's enduring popularity, the banjo makers of Boston, instruments from the exhibition, a glossary and bibliography of the banjo, and more.
00000087(102 pages) $24.95
 

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