A.C. Fairbanks “Electric No. 1” 5-string banjo Circa 1896, S/N 15670

Fairbanks "Electric" banjos are among the most sought after by banjo collectors.  They featured the scalloped tone ring later to appear in the Whyte Laydie models, and often had lovely saw-cut and/or engraved pearl inlays.  This example has both.

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