A. F. Eibel (Reading, MA) 5-string banjo Ca 1889

This banjo appears to be an earlier Eibel offering than the three labled Malden, MA.  This one has a more standard spunover German Silver rim with very nice saw-cut inlays on the peghead and fingerboard.  Eibel appears to have gotten some of his hardware from Fairbanks, including the bracket-type neck clamp.

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