Fairbanks Curtis Electric (1890)

$1,600
sku: 60U-196626
A nice late 19th century openback banjo, this Fairbanks Curtis Electric model features a metal clad thin wood rim, ~11-5/8" skin head, and a mahogany neck. It’s equipped with a brass hoop tone ring that sits atop metal posts on the rim. The ebony fingerboard has varied pearl inlays. Other details include mechanical friction pegs with ivoroid buttons and a fancy ivoroid tailpiece. This banjo is in very good/excellent condition.

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • Metal clad thin wood rim
  • ~11-5/8" skin head
  • Mahogany neck
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with varied pearl inlays (some engraved)
  • Brass hoop tone ring sits atop metal posts on the rim
  • 1-9/32" nut
  • ~26-1/2" scale
  • Mechanical friction pegs with ivoroid buttons
  • Geared 5th peg
  • Fancy ivoroid tailpiece
  • Aquila Nylgut strings
  • Consignment
  • Modern chipboard SSC
  • VGC-EC 
  • SN: 872

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