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1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-11)
Price : US $1,494.



1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo 1904 AC Fairbanks IMPERIAL ELECTRIC #00 5 string Banjo


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
Bone nut
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
Condition:
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)
Imperial Electric
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 replated 
5 nu


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-10-11)



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