A. C. Fairbanks (by Vega) “Regent” 5-string banjo Circa 1909, S/N 25121

Fairbanks "Regent" banjos from this period employed the same neck as the Whyte Laydie No. 2 banjo, but with a thick spunover rim in place of the fancier Whyte Laydie rim with its bracket band and tone ring.

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