Fairbanks and Cole Acme

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: circa 1894
  • Includes Soft Shell Case
  • Serial #: 6706


Fairbanks and Cole Acme Model, which first appeared in the firms 1889 catalog; comfortable long scale model, a great frailing banjo with rich and plunky tone. This example features an 11-5/8" diameter spun-over rim assembly with a simple rolled tonering; 30 hooks; original Elite taipiece; some tarnishing present on rim. The 27" scale mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard w/ simple pear inlay markers; light forward relief present; equipped with original Champion friction tuners; some wear to original pearwood peghead overlay; light overspray present on neck. Includes high quality gig bag


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