A. F. Eibel (Malden, MA) 5-string banjo Circa 1890's

This newest addition to my small collection of Eibel banjos reflects his development as a small independent maker who probably got most of his parts from Fairbanks & Cole. This example features nice saw-cut pearl inlay on the peghead and fingerboard (later Eibel banjos display fine engraved inlays as did banjos made by Fairbanks in the 1890's). Note the very long ebony backstrap.

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