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A.C. Fairbanks Special Electric No. 5 Five-string Banjo, c. 1898

Auction:
3170B
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
Musical Instruments - 3170B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 11, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

A.C. Fairbanks Special Electric No. 5 Five-string Banjo, c. 1898, serial no. 17607, with chipboard case.
Estimate $800-1,200

Repaired crack to neck heel, separation to headstock veneers, some replaced pearl inlays.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

African-American music, Banjo, Bluegrass music, Fairbanks, Alaska, Five-string guitar, Music, String instruments

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