A. C. Fairbanks "Special No. 4" 5-string banjo, S/N 21225, Circa 1901

Even the lower grade Fairbanks banjos were beautifully made instruments at the turn of the century, and this "Special No. 4" model is no exception.  The spunover rim is much thicker than those usually employed during this period, and the sound and playability of these banjos are just great.

Back to Home Page