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A.C. Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 7 Five-string Banjo, c. 1908

Auction:
3170B
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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

Description:

A.C. Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 7 Five-string Banjo, c. 1908, serial no. 24569, the original Electric 12 in. rim, with case.

Provenance: The estate of Larry Hilt.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Matching numbers on dowel stick and rim, although the dowel stick is not stamped WHYTE LAYDIE NO. 7. Original Electric rim (12 in.). Cracks and chips to headstock veneers and heel cap. Tarnish to metal parts, some hardware missing. Puncture to skin head.


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

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

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