Willie Kavanagh’s banjo

Willie Kavanagh’s banjo

Hello all. Can anyone give me any details on the banjo that Willie Kavanagh plays? I can make out from various images and videos that it is a Gibson, but I would be curious as to what year, style, tone ring, etc.. I really love his tone. Thanks.

Re: Willie Kavanagh’s banjo

It’s a master tone with the bow tie inlays. Mostly from the 50’s and 60’s I think, but I couldn’t tell you if it’s a 150, 250, or 500. Someone here will know, I’m sure.

Re: Willie Kavanagh’s banjo

Thanks for the info.

Re: Willie Kavanagh’s banjo

As far as I can make out it’s a Gibson TB3, probably 1920’s. He’s playing a Framus on one of the Youtube videos I can find.
Caveat …I’m no Gibson expert.