This is a great playing and sounding banjo from the original Fairbanks era, serial #19370 matches on rim and dowel and puts its manufacture around 1899 or 1900. Very nice slender V shape neck, 27” scale. Thick spun-over 10 13/16” rim with all the original hardware and grooved stretcher band. Has the desirable Electric tone ring construction, identical to the Whyte Laydie. Fancy engraved inlays in headstock and at frets 1, 5, 9, 12 and 22, dots at 3, 7 & 17. Pre-war patent No-Knot tailpiece (one of the 2 tines for the high string is broken off, but still works fine). Very good plus condition except for a little chipping to the headstock veneer (not into any of the pearl). Has a nice set of pre-war Five Star Planet tuners including 5th string and a cool old skin head (also comes with a worn Remo head). Newish TKL hard shell case. The neck is straight and the banjo plays well with a 5/8" bridge. Happy to answer any questions, just send an email.