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Fairbanks Regent 5-string banjo 1911

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Fairbanks/Vega Regent Banjo are of the very highest quality and set a standard back in the day that is still considered premium these days.
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Fairbanks Regent 5-string banjo 1911

The Fairbanks Regent 5 string banjo model must be considered rare, actually, very rare. This Banjo came from Denmark, from the Allan Olsen collection. Allan is a famous Danish singer songwriter with a soft spot for vintage instruments. Before putting it up for sale our Luthier Adrian Farmer, also Banjo maker, and Banjo Specialist, checked and cleaned the banjo and set it up. Now it is back in really great condition. The neck is original to the body, and all parts on the banjo are original to the Banjo, no replacements as far as we can tell. The Fairbanks engraved stamp on the dowel stick indicates it is made in 1911, before 1911 it the name was on a brass plate. This Regent is a first class instrument and comes with a case. Fairbanks/Vega instruments, are considered to be of the very highest quality, and undisputed set a new standard in the world that is up till today remaining as such..Although the obvious signs of wear and ageing, it is still in wonderful condition and ready to be played for many years to come. Consignment sale.


Instrument Type  5 string banjo
Serial number 27249 
Dimensions: 10 3/4, 273mm Rim diameter, overall length approx. 37 inch, 940mm
Body Material: Maple Rim, 28 brackets, lacquer finish, original tailpiece,
Neck material: 3 piece maple with ebony reinforcement
Neck details:  Bound ebony fingerboard, with Pearl inlays consisting of star inlay, wing inlay at the first frets, and engraved Dots. Ebony headstock overlay with Pearl Gryphon inlay.

Body Details:

28 brackets, 1/4" nuts 
Finish: Lacquer finish on wood parts.
Neck Profile: V shape
Fingerboard Material: Ebony 
Fingerboard Radius: flat
Neck Details: 5 string
Nutwidth:  1 1/4 approx 32mm 
Scale Length: approx. 27" -  approx. 685mm 
Stingspacing not applicable
Bridge: Ebony with bone
Tuners: original tuners
Pickup none 
Condition: 109 year old used Banjo
Cosmetic Condition: Used, expected wear to the finish and metal parts, some rust on the nuts, some wear on the neck but superficial, frets are in good played and cleaned condition. 
Tech Notes: -
Travels in: replacement hard case
Accessories: none