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For Sale: 1884 Fairbanks & Cole, Good Physical Condition, Needs Parts and Set-up

Posted By: Shop the Folk (+11) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$642 USD

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A very old Fairbanks & Cole (serial #4544) that is needy-it needs 9 brackets and nuts, 2 shall diamond-shaped inlays, a tailpiece, and , of course, a bridge and strings. There are no cracks anywhere in the neck or pot. The frets are good but need the edges trimmed. All the hardware has been chrome plated (even before chrome plating was invented). It's a big banjo,12" head and 28" scale. The pot, however, is only 1 3/4" deep, the marquetry is very nice with no chips, dings, or dents.
I bought this banjo 17 years ago (at my asking price) while at the Folk Shop with hopes that I would someday get after it. I won't. I hope it falls in the right hands and will get the care it deserves. After's older than me...or I?


United States, Tucson, AZ, 85745


Free in conUSA, Actual cost elsewhere

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Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition



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