TITLE

A Fairbanks banjo

AUTHOR(S)
Jumper, Tim
PUB. DATE
July 1993
SOURCE
American Heritage;Jul/Aug93, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the presentation-grade Electric model five-string banjo produced by the A.C. Fairbanks factory in Boston around 1895. Background on Albert Conant Fairbanks; Fairbanks' partnership with William A. Cole; Their production of high-quality instruments until 1890; The entrance of the banjo into the mainstream of American popular culture in the early nineteenth century; The reputation of the banjo.
ACCESSION #
9307150156

 

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