Vintage BACON BANJO COMPANY 4 STRING Tenor BANJO Nice
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Sold Date: 10/30/2007
Channel: Online Auction
is another treasures I have found over the last few months - a nice vintage 4 string banjo from 'Bacon Banjo Company.NO RESERVE. is a great find! According to the web site I found (provides a summary of Bacon serial numbers) this is a late 1920's - early 1930's 4 sting tenor Bacon Banjo - inside it is stamped with the numbers '20802' and the piece in the middle is stamped 'Made By The Bacon Banjo Company, Inc Groton, Conn U.S.A.' This is another Banjo that I got from a guy who has been playing Banjos all his life and he is in his late eighties and he got this from one of his old buddies that no longer plays. This is how I got it - t is no damage and looks like it has some normal ware. I didn't try to tune it as I don't know how and didn't want to fiddle with it. The guy told me that Bacon was one of the best maker of Banjo back then. I think that the resonator is brass and has a few tiny dings but it looks good and would look great all cleaned up. I removed the resonator and the piece w the screw goes into so that I could get a good picture of the Bacon Company stamp - see pictures - also have a picture of the Serial # 20802. see pictures. See the wonderful woodwork and the detailed metal scrolling. I do not have a case for this Banjo - but it will be packed very well to ensure that it make it without damage to it new home. With a little cleaning up and tuning it should be ready for some picken. If you have any information on this Banjo and would like to share it with me please send me an e-mail. I am not an antique banjo expert so please ask any and all questions or concerns you might have prior to bidding. I will try to answer all your questions. Being sold as is. Shipping will be calulated - unless buyer want to ship a different way - I will work with the buyer to get it to them the most effecient way. I can only ship inside the U.S or Canada or item can be picked up in Charlotte, NC or can arrange pickup between - Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC (via 77n - 81n - 66e or 85n - 95n). Again, please review all pictures and ask questions. Thanks for looking. Hello - I had a question asking if t was a crack on the head - t is no crack - in picture # 4 t is a black (dark brown) inlaid wood line that runs down the middle of the back of the neck - from the top of the neck all the way to the body - the entire lenght of the neck. The neck piece is in great shape with no cracks or dings...just normal ware - if anyone would like to see a clear picture of this - please email me..as I can not update the pictures in the listing since t is already a bid...thanks for looking..
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