You are in the Gryphon Stringed Instruments Vintage Gallery
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Please look through our active inventory on the left to see if we have something similar. This is a Previously Sold Instrument.
It's a Mando! It's a Banjo! With a trap door back aroundo! Back in 1922 Gibson was making so many mandolins and banjos that their R & D department decided they would combine the two into a single instrument. Imagine the economies of scale when everyone who wanted a mandolin or a banjo bought one of these mandolin/banjos. Some people like to call these "Banjolins"
The tuners on the snakehead headstock are really incredible as well.
The trap door in the back was supposed to act like the lid of a grand piano & allow the player to let more sound out, perhaps not quite so euphonious as a piano .
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These pictures are in our Vintage Instrument Gallery. This instrument is not for sale.