Here is a very RARE 1898 Fairbanks 5 String Banjo. Nice original condition, Oak Neck, all original early matching hooks/nuts/shoes. Original Early, No Knot tailpiece. 12" Calfskin head, 28" Scale. Ebony Fingerboard, with beautiful engravings. Set up with Nylagut strings, has nice low action, easy to play all the way up the neck. A real beauty!! Great TONE and lots of fun to play!
Serial # on both dowel stick and rim is: #17404
If you'd like a tone sample, let me know and I'll put up a youtube link.
Thanks for looking!