A. A. Farland ďArtistís Grand" No.2, 5-string banjo Circa 1902

Farland was a famous classical banjoist, and in the early 1900's he introduced a banjo under his name with a beveled wood rim instead of the various metal tone rings offered by others.  This was the top of the Farland line, and was made by Rettberg & Lange.  Note that the fingerboard inlays are basically the same as those on an Orpheum No. 3 Special.  I've used the 1902 date for this version of Farland's fanciest banjo because it exactly conforms to the model shown in his 1902 catalog. 

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