Places to see and to read about Fairbanks banjos
Bollman, Jim, Dick Kimmel and Doug Unger. "A
of Vega/Fairbanks Banjos."
Pickin' Vol. 5, No. 5 (June 1978): 26 - 38.
Bollman, Jim. "Serial Number Dating Chart".
Pickin' Vol. 5, No. 5 (June 1978): 40 - 48.
Gura, Phillip F. & Bollman, James F. America's
The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1999
Kaufman, Elias. "A History of the Fairbanks
Vega Banjo Companies".
5-Stringer No. 123 (Fall 1976) and serialized in succeeding issues through 1979.
[Note: 5-Stringer is the publication of The American Banjo Fraternity. Back copies
of many of the issues are available to members.]
Tsumura, Akira. BANJOS - THE TSUMURA
Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International Ltd., 1984
Tsumura, Akira. 1001 Banjos
Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International Ltd., 1994
Webb, Robert Lloyd, ed. Ring the
The Banjo in America from Folklore to Factory.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Museum, 1984
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Thanks to Hal Allert for helpful suggestions.