A.C. Fairbanks Electric Banjeaurine (1899)

sku: 60U-204438
A very cool piece from the late 19th century, this A.C. Fairbanks Electric Banjeaurine has a metal-clad wood rim, and one-piece mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard. It has 10-¾” skin head, grooved tension hoop, and Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring. Other features include fancy engraved inlays on the fingerboard and headstock, No-Knot style tailpiece, and period mechanical friction tuners with ivoroid buttons and a geared 5h string peg installed. Set up for cGCEG tuning with nylon strings. Newer hardshell case included. This openback banjo is in very good-excellent condition.   More Details...

  • Metal-clad wood rim
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Bound ebony fingerboard
  • Fancy pearl engraved inlays
  • 16 frets
  • 10-3/4” skin head
  • 28 hooks (one missing)
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Metal plaque on dowel stick reads “The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co / MAKER / --- BOSTON, MASS ---"
  • Headstock overlay features fancy engraved inlays
  • Wire armrest
  • No-Knot style tailpiece
  • Headstock tuner holes have been plugged and redrilled (may be factory work)
  • Period mechanical friction tuners with ivoroid buttons installed
  • Newer geared 5th string peg installed
  • Back of neck oversprayed with clear lacquer
  • 1-1/8" nut
  • ~ 20" scale
  • Set up for cGCEG tuning with nylon strings
  • Newer hardshell case
  • Consignment