1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-11)
Price : US $1,494.
Hello, and thanks for looking. First off I do not know much about banjos. My father collected banjos and recently passed on. My sister and I are now proud owners of a banjo collection. With than being said let me tell you what I know.
I have the paper work from the ebay listing my dad won this very banjo and this is what it says. I have typed the quoted in blue.
The Fairbanks Electric No. 00 is a truly rare model and considered by many as one of the most desirable and collectable old-time banjos.
10 3/4'' rim (1/2'' thick mahogany)
Bracket-shoe construction (28 hooks/nuts/shoes
Grooved tension hoop
Scalloped ''electric'' (aka: Whyte Laydie) tone ring
26'' scale mahogany neck
22 frets in very good condition
Ebony fingerboard (little wear)
Colorful engraved mother-of-pearl inlays
Most wood and metal parts are original
An old cardboard case is included
This banjo was completely restored several years ago. The following work is apparent
All wood parts refinished
The peghead overlay may have been replaced (original inlays re-used)
Original maker's marks remain visible including:
Serial number (matches on dowel stick and rim)
Metal plate: The A.C. Fairbanks Co. Makers Boston, Mass
A hand scribed name and date are visible on the dowel stick: (A.C. Davis 1904)
metal parts replatedÂ
This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-10-11)
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