A.C. Fairbanks Electric Banjeaurine (1899)
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...
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Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- 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