1928 Gibson Granada. This was Steve Sparkman's banjo, which I acquired in trade for his "dream" banjo, a 1927 style 5 no-hole. The banjo was started by Gibson in 1925, as the peghead inlay indicates. In 1928 they finished it, in the process changing the tone ring from ball bearing to 40-hole archtop. Steve had Frank Neat build a really nice 5-string neck. The pot is all original; gold plating is nice, although the armrest has a repair.



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