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Jun 9, 2023 - 9:42:25 PM
7 posts since 1/7/2011

Some years back I bought this A.C. Fairbanks Tubaphone from "The Folk Shop" in Tuscon, AZ. The neck is an excellent FlowerPot reproduction by Bart Reiter. The serial number makes me think the actual pot is around a 1913? Hardshell TKL case is definitely new. I want to put it up in the classifieds but want to be accurate in the description. Pictures are attached and any help would be welcomed.


Edited by - LA JONES on 06/09/2023 22:10:20

Jun 10, 2023 - 5:28:39 AM
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3377 posts since 4/7/2010

The pot is from 1916. The Fairbanks plate is a modern copy. The original dowelstick would have have been stamped "Fairbanks banjo by the Vega company".

Bob Smakula

Edited by - Bob Smakula on 06/10/2023 05:29:25

Jun 10, 2023 - 9:57:51 AM

7 posts since 1/7/2011

Thanks for the info. I thought the plate and screws looked relatively new. It is one loud banjo.

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