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For Sale: 1929 Gibson PB-6

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I purchased this Banjo in February of 2015 as my Main Banjo and it has been a Heck of a Banjo. I have lost count of the compliments on the look and the sound of this Banjo.

It is a very special Banjo as you can read in the History that was provided to me by Gregg Stump back in 2015 when I purchase it thru him from the Estate of Cliff Newcomb.

Banjo converted by Steve Huber, has Steve Huber Neck, Vintage tone ring that was engraved and coated for style 6, originally 2 piece flange was replaced with a PW Style 1 flange that was coated to match. Strap not included.


FON 9266-2


Will try to get sound file later in week.


History on Gibson PB-9266-2 as told by:
(The Cliff Newcomb Style 6)

Ok - about the history on that banjo as I know it. It was bought by a friend, Billy Anderson, of mine down near the coast area (VA beach, etc.) he found it or knew of its existence, whatever, he finally acquired it. I have no knowledge about the original tenor/plectrum neck, or I have forgotten anything I did know about it. But he put it back for a while, ciphering’ over that next project. (Probably getting his money together if the truth is known!) Anyway, once he had his ducks in a row and had decided what he wanted - he sent the pot to Huber, who turned the rim on both sides (it was originally an arch top I guess) a prewar one piece flange was installed on the bottom and a Huber ring on the top side. The flange was originally a nickel flange from a style 1 or whatever. The ring was properly engraved w/ the style 6 engraving, and gold plated. The nickel flange was also plated, w/ "distressed old vintage gold" plating, and it is about a good a job as I've seen. The armrest also, originally a standard nickel armrest, was engraved and gold plated. The rest of the metal parts to my knowledge are correct and original to the banjo. that includes the hoop, the hooks and nuts, the cord. rods and hardware, the resonator lugs and the L brackets and thumbscrews, the tailpiece , etc.

So then Billy also had Steve make the neck. the only real difference between that and the original is the binding ... I asked Billy about it one time, why didn't he have checkerboard binding put on it, and his reply was, "that darn checkerboard binding makes me dizzy, and I get lost as I go up the neck!" that was a great answer! I always felt the same way about that checkerboard binding! So Billy owns the banjo a year or two... finally decided to sell it. He carried it to the banjo-thon down at Knoxville (I believe it was 2012?) and when he showed it and made it known it was for sale... about a dozen folks indicated they wanted it! Anyway, you know the old saying, "think long, think wrong?" Cliff (my buddy, the one who passed away) had told Billy he wanted it... but wanted to think about it a bit. Allen fisher immediately jumped on the chance to buy it... he and Billy did the deal. Cliff got kind of' aggravated, but whatever... he thought long, he thought wrong! Allen fisher then sold/or traded it to Melvin Cumber when he acquired his first flathead banjo (a style 7/12 top tension, and it is a great banjo) in order to help pay for the flathead. Melvin either had, or brokered/facilitated the deal on the flathead.
About a year or maybe a bit less... Allen got in a position to buy the style 6 back from Melvin Cumbee. so he got it back.... at some point Allen decided he would sell it to Cliff (I think Allen made maybe 500 bucks or so on the banjo, not an amount of money to really worry about... but that's only my guess) so Cliff finally got it... he had wanted it the first instant he saw it

A few more things about the banjo and such - it has Waverly V2 tuners, w/ those reproduction dark amber buttons that are made by Ronnie Barnes.




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Price: $11,500.00 USD

Shipping: $150 Ship UPS Ground, US Mainland ONLY

Posted By: AOC

United States, West Monroe, LA, 71291

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Excellent Condition

Type: 5-String Resonator

Brand: Gibson

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