June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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A.C. FAIRBANKS CO. "THE REGENT" NATURAL BOWLBACK MANDOLIN, eight string, spruce top with herringbone inlaid rosette and edges, inlaid faux tortoise shell pickguard with scrolled motifs, Brazilian rosewood back with 19 ribs, ivoroid body and fretboard bindings, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl fret markers, headstock with applied plaque of "The A.C. FAIRBANKS Co / MAKERS / BOSTON, MASS." and impressed "N.O. / 50" at the top, having original interior label.

Condition: Very good visual condition with expected usage wear and surface scratches, binding with a section of loss near base, repair at base of neck and fretboard, tailpiece lacking cover, other possible repairs and refinished, a few cracks to back, binding on fretboard lacking a piece and several sections loose, headstock with chips to edges of veneer.

Circa : Late 19th century.

Item Dimensions: 24" LOA, 8" WOA.

Provenance : From a Blue Ridge Summit, PA collection.

Estimate : 100 - 200

Attribution : A.C. Fairbanks Co., Boston, MA.
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $136.40
Estimate: $100.00 - $200.00
Number Bids:3