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For Trade: 1908 FAIRBANKS "REGENT" original 5 string banjo

Posted By: birchcreek (+4) | Rate Member
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Shown is an estate-fresh unrestored 1908 FAIRBANKS "REGENT" original 5-string banjo. Venerable old Boston-made 5 string with 10 3/4" diameter spun over rim and mostly original hardware (tailpiece has been changed..missing 5th peg). As photos show dyed pearwood fretboard is lifted , checked and missing an inlay. Additionally most of the binding is either loose or missing. Original twist tuners on peghead...lovely engraved "gryphon" headstock inlay and fingerboard inlays intact. Note the Hartnett accessories...finger rest "tone bar" gadget and "adjustable tone lever" (early mute) remain installed as well. Offering in "as found" pre-restoration state as shown and figure value at about half what the last one like it in very good condition sold for..Should prove to be a rewarding restoration project for the new owner...trades involving Vega tubaphone/whyte laydie banjos, martin guitars, kilo silver bar or eagle coins considered...


United States, RI

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