From Sam Morrow on BHO: "It breaks my heart to report that my house was broken into today and I had my old banjo stolen. It’s a TB3 1926 archtop. Stupidly I never wrote the serial down. Inside the pot on the Gibson label is written ‘Jake Tyler’ in ball point pen. One very distinctive thing about this banjo is that the inlays on the neck are ‘off’. I’ve played it so long I forget what’s ‘regular’ but the inlay is at the 9th fret instead of the 10th.
I bought it in Ohio 16 years ago and I loved it like an old friend. I live in Bristol VA. If you see any sign of a banjo like this please let me know. "