Fairbanks & Cole "Acme" 5-string banjo, S/N 7300, Circa 1887

Like Stewart, Fairbanks & Cole produced several lines of banjos with varying degrees of ornamentation in each line.  This "Acme" banjo has a simple spunover rim, but it has high quality hardware, nice saw-cut inlays, and the usual boat-shaped heel.

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