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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 19352
  • 1900
  • VGC+
  • Natural finish on mahogany neck and dowel stick
  • Light brown stain on rim
  • C-shaped neck profile, slight V-shape frets 1-7
  • Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard. (~1" piece of replacement ivoroid on bass side
  • Ebony-maple-ebony underlay
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlays
  • Newer bone nut
  • Modern Planetary style tuners (ivoroid buttons appear older)
  • Friction 5th string peg with ivoroid button
  • Headstock overlay also features fancy engraved pearl inlays also
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • ~10-3/4" skin head, grooved tension hoop
  • 28 brackets,  newer wire armrest, No Knot Elite tailpiece
  • Dowel stick stamped "SPECIAL" and "ELECTRIC"
  • Makers plate reads "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. / MAKERS / ---BOSTON, MASS.---"
  • Rim stamped "PAT. DEC. 30 '90"
  • 1-7/32" nut, ~26" scale
  • With period (probably original) "bump" HSC (green lining)
  • On consignment

Fairbanks Special Electric (1900)

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SKU: 60U-208998

Regular price
$3,200.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$3,200.00 USD
A classic Fairbanks banjo with an Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring, with a ~10-3/4" skin head, metal clad rim, and C-shaped neck profile with a slight V-shape to frets 1-7. A (likely original) hardshell case is included. This vintage openback banjo is in very good-plus condition.
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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 19352
  • 1900
  • VGC+
  • Natural finish on mahogany neck and dowel stick
  • Light brown stain on rim
  • C-shaped neck profile, slight V-shape frets 1-7
  • Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard. (~1" piece of replacement ivoroid on bass side
  • Ebony-maple-ebony underlay
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlays
  • Newer bone nut
  • Modern Planetary style tuners (ivoroid buttons appear older)
  • Friction 5th string peg with ivoroid button
  • Headstock overlay also features fancy engraved pearl inlays also
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • ~10-3/4" skin head, grooved tension hoop
  • 28 brackets,  newer wire armrest, No Knot Elite tailpiece
  • Dowel stick stamped "SPECIAL" and "ELECTRIC"
  • Makers plate reads "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. / MAKERS / ---BOSTON, MASS.---"
  • Rim stamped "PAT. DEC. 30 '90"
  • 1-7/32" nut, ~26" scale
  • With period (probably original) "bump" HSC (green lining)
  • On consignment