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Mid-1930’s Gibson Kel Kroydon KK-11 Dbl Conversion Banjo

$4,450.00 $3,950.00

Original 1930’s Gibson KK-11 tenor, converted to 5-string, and converted to flathead, with Tennessee 20 tonering.

 

Description

Exc.(-) condition. Made by Gibson, marketed under the “Kel Kroydon” brand. This is the same banjo that Gibson named “Style 11.” All-original hardware in great condition, except for newer Presto tailpiece. Original pot metal 1-pc flange is in fine shape.

Double conversion – This banjo was originally a tenor with a bead-brass tone-ring on the 3-ply Maple rim.
Now it is converted to 5-string banjo with a radiused Ebony neck, with Bella Voce inlay.
The bead ring was removed, and the 3-ply Maple rim was fitted with a Tennessee-20 flathead tonering.
All of the work was done professionally. Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons are installed in the new neck. The color of this TB-11 was the dark blue color on the rim and resonator sidewall, and the neck color is a great match to the original color of the resonator and rim. The neck has a full profile with a 1 1/4″ width at nut
This banjo is really setup well, it sounds and plays great. Huge presence and great bottom end.
Comes with newer Gibson hardshell case.