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    This wonderful and rare old Boston-made banjo has a mahogany neck with carved heel and ebony fretboard with nice engraved inlays. Metal clad rim. Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring. ~11-7/16" frosted top head. Grooved tension hoop. Friction tuners are stamped "PAT. MAY 8, 88".  With 1950's Lifton HSC (green lining). VGC+ but needs some work (heat press neck, dowel stick reset, dress frets, replace 2 inlays etc. - sold AS-IS) 
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 2561
  • 1892
  • VGC+ (heat press neck, dowel stick reset, replace 2 inlays, neck brace bearing, fretwork etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Original brownish red finish on neck, rim and dowel stick
  • Mahogany neck with carved heel (neck has been shimmed)
  • V-shaped neck profile
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl engraved inlays
  • Peghead overlay features fancy pearl engraved inlays
  • Mechanical friction tuners are stamped "PAT. MAY 8, 88", with ivoroid buttons
  • Newer friction 5th string peg, 2 small repaired cracks by peg
  • 30 brackets (11 replaced hooks and nuts, 1 missing)
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Elite tailpiece
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26-5/8" scale
  • Dowel stick stamped "ELECTRIC" and "A.C. FAIRBANKS & CO. / - MAKERS - / BOSTON, MASS."
  • 1950's Lifton HSC (green lining)
  • Made in Boston, USA

Fairbanks Electric No. 2 Open Back Banjo (1892)

Intl. Fees
AS-IS
Used

SKU: 60U-210492

Regular price
$1,750 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,750 USD
This wonderful and rare old Boston-made banjo has a mahogany neck with carved heel and ebony fretboard with nice engraved inlays. Metal clad rim. Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring. ~11-7/16" frosted top head. Grooved tension hoop. Friction tuners are stamped "PAT. MAY 8, 88".  With 1950's Lifton HSC (green lining). VGC+ but needs some work (heat press neck, dowel stick reset, dress frets, replace 2 inlays etc. - sold AS-IS) 
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 2561
  • 1892
  • VGC+ (heat press neck, dowel stick reset, replace 2 inlays, neck brace bearing, fretwork etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Original brownish red finish on neck, rim and dowel stick
  • Mahogany neck with carved heel (neck has been shimmed)
  • V-shaped neck profile
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl engraved inlays
  • Peghead overlay features fancy pearl engraved inlays
  • Mechanical friction tuners are stamped "PAT. MAY 8, 88", with ivoroid buttons
  • Newer friction 5th string peg, 2 small repaired cracks by peg
  • 30 brackets (11 replaced hooks and nuts, 1 missing)
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Elite tailpiece
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26-5/8" scale
  • Dowel stick stamped "ELECTRIC" and "A.C. FAIRBANKS & CO. / - MAKERS - / BOSTON, MASS."
  • 1950's Lifton HSC (green lining)
  • Made in Boston, USA