A. C. Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 2 Cello Banjo


  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: circa 1903
  • No Case
  • Serial #: 22924

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Rare beyond measure, this is an original A. C. Fairbanks Whyte Laydie No. 2 Cello banjo, an instrument designed specially for use in a banjo orchestra. The rim assembly measures 12-3/8" across, is equipped with the famous scalloped Electric tonering, has the bracket band, and is trimmed on the interior in tortoise; dowel stick has all appropriate stamps and Fairbanks plate, and has one filled hole near ferule (perhaps from resonator); equipped with No Knot tailpiece. The 29.5" scale three piece maple neck has an ebony fingerboard that was partially re-fretted in the first five positions and binding was reglued; very special pearl engraving present, including engraved dots, star w/ floral motif, mirrored crown on either side of nut, gryphon; original Champion friction tuners.


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