Gibson / Mastertone PB7 / 1939 / Stringed Instrument For Sale
Serial # 763-4. Conforms to the standard specs of the model for the period. Excellent condition, tobacco brown finish northern maple resonator with carved exterior and flat interior, original curly maple plectrum neck with slotted bowtie inlays. Currently equipped with fine replica five string curly maple neck by Randy Wood (circa 2004), top tension pot assembly with nickel plated hardware, one piece flange, three ply rim with original high profile flathead tonering. Original clam shell type tailpiece. The original armrest has been replaced with a modern re-issue, but the original one is contained with the banjo. Dual coordinator rods, uncut Gibson Mastertone decal, original Grover two band geared tuners with ivoroid buttons, white binding on the top and back edge of the resonator, fingerboard and peghead. Original case is not included.
This is an extremely rare instrument which is sought after by professional musicians and collectors. The sound is fabulous, rather than describing it I will post the sound samples shortly.
Vintage Beauty, Czech Republic
Vintage Beauty is a fun project which was put together by František Bašta and Martin Mikuláš from the Czech Republic in 2009. The momentum of this endeavor was driven by long felt love and admiration of vintage stringed musical instruments and their mystique. Being an active musician since 1987, Martin has played both banjo and guitar and was a member of different bluegrass and country bands in the Czech Republic through the years. František is primarily a businessman who doesn’t look toward this project only as an investor, but he also shares the passion for the aesthetic and tonal beauty of older and vintage instruments.
This project has no aspiration to become a new Gruhn Guitars or Elderly Instruments. By far we can never learn enough to close in on their knowledge and experience in the business, we don’t pursue it on full time basis and most importantly, we don’t live in a part of the world where banjos, mandolins, guitars or dobros are so frequent and move so quickly among musicians and collectors.
We don’t even know if we are building a small collection of older and vintage instruments or if we want to start it as a small business. What we know for sure is that we want to share the beauty of our instruments with other people who are interested – musicians, enthusiasts, customers or collectors. We are looking forward to communicate with you no matter if you want to discuss, buy, play or record with any of our instruments. Call us if you are looking for something you are not able to buy here, we can either get it for you or give you some advice where to ask. Also, if you are interested in any instrument presented on our web site and it doesn’t have a price tag, call us! Everything can be for sale if the conditions are right!
Martin & Franta