A. C. Fairbanks “Senator No. 1” 5-string banjo, S/N 21028, Circa 1901
Even lower grade Fairbanks banjos were fine instruments, as evidenced by this "Senator" model from just after the turn of the nineteenth century. Tasteful engraved inlays, a bound fingerboard, and high quality workmanship are the hallmarks of this banjo, which is still a fine playing instrument.
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