Gibson MB-4

© Frank Ford, 2000; Photos by FF

I know I said the
MB-3 is my favorite mandolin-banjo. I should have said "trap door Mastertone mandolin-banjo, or something like that. This one is even cooler than the MB-3 because it embodies Lloyd Loar's "style 5 trim package." Just as the legendary F-5, this MB-4 has the same Cremona brown sunburst, fancy maple, and silver plated hardware. This instrument is fitted with all the factory accessories, including an armrest and a ivoroid fingerrest.

It may seem redundant, and a bit silly, to have two nearly identical mandolin-banjos in the Museum, but after all, it's my museum, and there you are. . .

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