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For Sale: Vintage 1888 Fairbanks & Cole 5 String Banjo

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In need of TLC this Fairbanks & Cole openback banjo has a metal-clad wood rim, 18 fret ebony fretboard neck. It has 30 brackets, tailpiece appears to be original. Violin peg tuners. Missing some of the inlays. Would be a gem for those who have the skills to bring back to life. Head would need to be replaced.

Metal-clad wood rim
18 fret ebony fretboard
Violin peg tuners

Dowel stick reads "(FAIRBANKS & COLE, MAKERS, BOSTON, MASS)"
Serial number stamped on rim #8484 and research indicates a build in 1888....please verify.
30 brackets
12" Head
1-5/16" nut
Please ask any questions or for additional pictures.




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Price: $550.00 USD

Shipping: $100

Posted By: pinstem

United States, ME, 04860

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Fair Condition

Type: 5-String Openback

Brand: Fairbanks and Cole

Ad Status: Active, #90013

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