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1922 8 String Banjo Mandolin Banjolin Fairbanks Vega

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-09)
Price : US $177.50



1922 8 String Banjo Mandolin Banjolin Fairbanks Vega 1922 8 String Banjo Mandolin Banjolin Fairbanks Vega 1922 8 String Banjo Mandolin Banjolin Fairbanks Vega 1922 8 String Banjo Mandolin Banjolin Fairbanks Vega 1922 8 String Banjo Mandolin Banjolin Fairbanks Vega



This is an old Fairbanks Vega Banjo-Mandolin, or Banjolin. Serial #46996, which means this was made about 1922. Eight strings.  The original Fairbanks banjo company was taken succeeded by Vega in 1903.  Vega continued to produce Fairbanks banjos.


Please see all images for details of condition.  I am a complete novice with regards to collectible banjos, so you will have to ask appropriate questions.  I try to be very honest in my eBay dealings, and will be happy to look over the banjo if you have a specific concern.
Here are the features and flaws that my untrained eye can see:  Bridge is marked 'Grover' and appears much cleaner and younger than the rest of the banjolin.  Skin is marked 'Remo Weather King Banjo.'  The original owner told me that the neck had been professionally repaired in the past.  I can find two distinct, repaired cracks: one near the pegs, and one where the neck attaches to the body.  (I tried to show details in the final photo.)  Markings on the back were hard to get in a photo, but they say, 'Style K,' which I guess was the less-fancy model of this type.  You, as the banjo experts, can look at the photos and make observations about the condition.  If you e-mail me questions or remarks that help reveal the history, specifics, or condition of the banjo, I will post them so that others can see them.


I purchased this banjolin in a lot with two other old banjos from an eld


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-08-09)



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