Not sure i really want to do this,but here goes........
I'm thinking about time/life/mortgages/ and looking at the fact that i'm not really playing much at the moment.
So I thought about letting a few high end pieces go, one of them being the crown jewel of my banjo collection, my 1906 Fairbanks WL #7
This banjo was discussed at length about 4 years ago here on the hangout,(look up "fairbanks whyte ladye #7 ,its here!") and it was hailed as one of the nicest examples of one of these in existence.
The Consalvi engraving is beautiful, the maple neck and rim are stunning, gold plated tuners with pearl buttons, the leather Reliance case is in good shape, its as nice a vintage WL as you are ever going to find.
This is a museum quality instrument.
all original,apart from 4 cobra hooks that i sourced from another early fairbanks,and a Joel Hooks bridge.
I will give a full description and send lots of photos to any interested buyers, and am happy to discuss this by phone/email/etc
I'm out in Australia, but if you're really interested, then come and have a look! I'm happy pick you up from the airport !
anyway,it probably wont sell,as i'm going to put a high price on it, but the thought of not selling it actually makes me happier than the thought of selling it.
Price $11 000 USD (thats eleven thousand,not eleven hundred, or one hundred and ten)