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    A great playing banjo, his historic Fairbanks 5-string banjo features an Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring, ~10-1/2" skin head, metal clad wood rim, soft “V” mahogany neck, friction tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard (could use some tuner repair and cleaning, strings, set-up - 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 19351
  • 1900
  • VGC+ (could use tuner repair and cleaning, strings, set-up - sold AS-IS)
  • Natural finish on mahogany neck and dowel stick
  • Light brown stain on rim
  • Soft “V” neck shape
  • Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Ebony-maple-ebony underlay
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Friction 5th string peg with ivoroid button
  • Headstock features e-b-e underlay, overlay features fancy engraved pearl inlays
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • ~10-1/2" skin head, grooved tension hoop
  • 28 brackets and L-shoes
  • No Knot tailpiece
  • Dowel stick stamped "19351", "SPECIAL" and "ELECTRIC"
  • Makers plate reads "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. / MAKERS / -BOSTON, MASS.-"
  • Rim stamped "19351"
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26" scale
  • Period "bump" HSC (green lining)
  • Made in Boston, USA

Fairbanks Special Electric Open Back Banjo (1900)

Intl. Fees
AS-IS
Used

SKU: 60U-208997

Regular price
$2,950 USD
Regular price
$3,200 USD
Sale price
$2,950 USD

A great playing banjo, his historic Fairbanks 5-string banjo features an Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring, ~10-1/2" skin head, metal clad wood rim, soft “V” mahogany neck, friction tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard (could use some tuner repair and cleaning, strings, set-up - 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 19351
  • 1900
  • VGC+ (could use tuner repair and cleaning, strings, set-up - sold AS-IS)
  • Natural finish on mahogany neck and dowel stick
  • Light brown stain on rim
  • Soft “V” neck shape
  • Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Ebony-maple-ebony underlay
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Friction 5th string peg with ivoroid button
  • Headstock features e-b-e underlay, overlay features fancy engraved pearl inlays
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • ~10-1/2" skin head, grooved tension hoop
  • 28 brackets and L-shoes
  • No Knot tailpiece
  • Dowel stick stamped "19351", "SPECIAL" and "ELECTRIC"
  • Makers plate reads "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co. / MAKERS / -BOSTON, MASS.-"
  • Rim stamped "19351"
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26" scale
  • Period "bump" HSC (green lining)
  • Made in Boston, USA