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    From the turn of the century, this Fairbanks 5-string features a metal clad maple rim, “Electric” tone ring, 22 fret bound ebony fingerboard (newer frets), replacement tuners, fancy engraved pearl inlay throughout. Newer Superior bump HSC
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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 13245
  • c. 1899
  • VGC 
  • Satin natural finish
  • 5-string openback banjo
  • ~1-3/16” nut
  • 26” scale
  • Metal clad maple rim 5/8” width, stamped “13245” 
  • 10-1/2” skin head
  • Dowel stick stamped “13245”, “NO 1”, “SPECIAL”, “ELECTRIC”
  • 28 brackets, 3 replaced bracket nuts
  • “Electric” tone ring (later known as the Whyte Laydie)
  • Replacement No-Knot tailpiece
  • Mahogany neck (neck has more relief than our specs)
  • 22 fret bound ebony fingerboard (newer frets)
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlay on fingerboard and peghead
  • “V” neck profile
  • Pearwood peghead overlay features fancy inlay (small repair by D string tuner)
  • Replacement tuners
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Plaque reads “The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. | MAKERS | Boston, Mass.”
  • Superior HSC bump case (green lining)
  • Made in Boston, USA
  • Consignment

Fairbanks No.1 Special Electric (c.1899)

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SKU: 60U-208949

Regular price
$2,900 USD
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Sale price
$2,900 USD
From the turn of the century, this Fairbanks 5-string features a metal clad maple rim, “Electric” tone ring, 22 fret bound ebony fingerboard (newer frets), replacement tuners, fancy engraved pearl inlay throughout. Newer Superior bump HSC
More Details

More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • SN 13245
  • c. 1899
  • VGC 
  • Satin natural finish
  • 5-string openback banjo
  • ~1-3/16” nut
  • 26” scale
  • Metal clad maple rim 5/8” width, stamped “13245” 
  • 10-1/2” skin head
  • Dowel stick stamped “13245”, “NO 1”, “SPECIAL”, “ELECTRIC”
  • 28 brackets, 3 replaced bracket nuts
  • “Electric” tone ring (later known as the Whyte Laydie)
  • Replacement No-Knot tailpiece
  • Mahogany neck (neck has more relief than our specs)
  • 22 fret bound ebony fingerboard (newer frets)
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlay on fingerboard and peghead
  • “V” neck profile
  • Pearwood peghead overlay features fancy inlay (small repair by D string tuner)
  • Replacement tuners
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Plaque reads “The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. | MAKERS | Boston, Mass.”
  • Superior HSC bump case (green lining)
  • Made in Boston, USA
  • Consignment