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    Built by Wayne Fairchild, this custom built 5-string open-back banjo is quite the jewel and packed with features, gloss dark finish on maple rim, carved neck and resonator, 12" frosted head, lots of engraved pearl inlay, Oettinger-style tailpiece, ebony fingerboard and overlays, raised tone hoop. TKL hard shell case. Built in USA. On consignment.
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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 3878 
  • 2003
  • EC
  • Gloss dark finish 
  • 1-1/4" nut, 27-7/8" scale
  • 3/4" dark finished maple rim with wood marquetry and mahogany rim cap
  • Rim stamped "FAIRCHILD", "3878", "10-03", "MADE IN USA"
  • 12" frosted top/bottom head installed
  • Dowel stick stamped "FAIRCHILD", "3878", "CLASSIC" (velcro attached)
  • 28 brackets (nuts and shoes) hook into tension hoop
  • Custom "pie-plate" maple resonator installed by maker
  • Raised tone hoop mounted on struts (reminiscent of Paramount and Orpheum tone hoops) 
  • Oettinger-style tailpiece
  • Dark-finished maple neck with pearl inlaid ebony capped heel.
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with engraved pearl inlay and "CLASSIC" block inlay @ 22nd fret
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Five Star planetary tuners and geared 5th string installed
  • Ebony peghead overlay front and back features engraved pearl logo and flowers inlay
  • Tortoise plastic binding on rim and fingerboard
  • Armrest
  • TKL hard shell case (merlot lining)
  • Built in USA
  • Consignment

Fairchild Classic Open Back Banjo (2003)

Expert Setup
Intl. Fees
Used

SKU: 60U-212300

Regular price
$3,750 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$3,750 USD
Built by Wayne Fairchild, this custom built 5-string open-back banjo is quite the jewel and packed with features, gloss dark finish on maple rim, carved neck and resonator, 12" frosted head, lots of engraved pearl inlay, Oettinger-style tailpiece, ebony fingerboard and overlays, raised tone hoop. TKL hard shell case. Built in USA. On consignment.
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 3878 
  • 2003
  • EC
  • Gloss dark finish 
  • 1-1/4" nut, 27-7/8" scale
  • 3/4" dark finished maple rim with wood marquetry and mahogany rim cap
  • Rim stamped "FAIRCHILD", "3878", "10-03", "MADE IN USA"
  • 12" frosted top/bottom head installed
  • Dowel stick stamped "FAIRCHILD", "3878", "CLASSIC" (velcro attached)
  • 28 brackets (nuts and shoes) hook into tension hoop
  • Custom "pie-plate" maple resonator installed by maker
  • Raised tone hoop mounted on struts (reminiscent of Paramount and Orpheum tone hoops) 
  • Oettinger-style tailpiece
  • Dark-finished maple neck with pearl inlaid ebony capped heel.
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with engraved pearl inlay and "CLASSIC" block inlay @ 22nd fret
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Five Star planetary tuners and geared 5th string installed
  • Ebony peghead overlay front and back features engraved pearl logo and flowers inlay
  • Tortoise plastic binding on rim and fingerboard
  • Armrest
  • TKL hard shell case (merlot lining)
  • Built in USA
  • Consignment