Fairbanks / Regent 5-string Banjo / 1911 / Stringed Instrument For Sale

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. Specifications 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.  Modifications/ Repairs: none  Tech Notes: - Travels in: replacement hard case Accessories: none

The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail info@thefellowshipofacoustics.com My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.

The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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