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    From just prior to the 20th century, this ornate bowlback mandolin was built by A.C. Fairbanks in Boston, USA. Features include bent spruce top, 19 Brazilian rosewood ribs, mahogany neck, 17 fret bound ebony flat fingerboard with extension and point, 4-on-a-side tuners with metal covers and ivoroid buttons. (needs 3 top cracks glued and cleated, glue soundhole binding, neck reset and refret, plays okay - 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
  • c. 1985
  • No SN
  • VGC (needs 3 top cracks glued and cleated, neck reset and refret, plays okay - sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • Bowl back body
  • Bent spruce top
  • Tortoise plastic pickguard
  • Ivoroid top binding
  • Fancy wood marquetry top purfling and rosette
  • Rosette (small top crack by treble side) 
  • Oval soundhole (loose binding needs glue)
  • 19 Brazilian rosewood ribs
  • Bound Brazilian rosewood skirt
  • Mahogany neck
  • 17 fret bound ebony flat fingerboard with extension and point
  • Pearl inlays
  • “V” neck profile
  • 1-1/4" nut
  • ~13-1/4" scale
  • Ebony headstock overlay
  • 4-on-a-side tuners with metal covers and ivoroid buttons
  • Engraved tailpiece reads “RWB Trademark”
  • Peghead plaque reads “The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. | Makers | Boston, Mass.”
  • Label in soundhole reads “A.C. FAIRBANKS CO. | REGENT | BOSTON, MASS.”
  • NO CASE
  • Made in Boston, USA

A.C. Fairbanks Co. Regent Bowlback Mandolin (c. 1895)

Intl. Fees
AS-IS
Used

SKU: 90U-209850

Regular price
$800 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$800 USD
From just prior to the 20th century, this ornate bowlback mandolin was built by A.C. Fairbanks in Boston, USA. Features include bent spruce top, 19 Brazilian rosewood ribs, mahogany neck, 17 fret bound ebony flat fingerboard with extension and point, 4-on-a-side tuners with metal covers and ivoroid buttons. (needs 3 top cracks glued and cleated, glue soundhole binding, neck reset and refret, plays okay - 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
  • c. 1985
  • No SN
  • VGC (needs 3 top cracks glued and cleated, neck reset and refret, plays okay - sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • Bowl back body
  • Bent spruce top
  • Tortoise plastic pickguard
  • Ivoroid top binding
  • Fancy wood marquetry top purfling and rosette
  • Rosette (small top crack by treble side) 
  • Oval soundhole (loose binding needs glue)
  • 19 Brazilian rosewood ribs
  • Bound Brazilian rosewood skirt
  • Mahogany neck
  • 17 fret bound ebony flat fingerboard with extension and point
  • Pearl inlays
  • “V” neck profile
  • 1-1/4" nut
  • ~13-1/4" scale
  • Ebony headstock overlay
  • 4-on-a-side tuners with metal covers and ivoroid buttons
  • Engraved tailpiece reads “RWB Trademark”
  • Peghead plaque reads “The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. | Makers | Boston, Mass.”
  • Label in soundhole reads “A.C. FAIRBANKS CO. | REGENT | BOSTON, MASS.”
  • NO CASE
  • Made in Boston, USA