Bacon & Day Silverbell #2 Tenor Banjo - 1924 Silver Bell$2,195.00
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While we don't necessarily seek them out, some cool banjos do find their way to us, like this beautiful Bacon Silverbell did during a recent guitar show.
This example of the Silver Bell shows beautiful neck carving and a highly flamed resonator. The instrument is in great shape, especially when considering that it is nearly 100 years old.
I assume that the frets must have been changed at some point because the banjo has been played, however it was well cared for. The tailpiece is changed to a Paramount 5 string unit, which works quite well. This appears to be the only hardware change. It will need a new set of strings - the set on the banjo is not in great shape.
The neck plays very well with no issues. There are no cracks or nasty repairs. It is a very serviceable instrument that will serve you well for another 100 years.
Original case included.
- Weight: 8lb 2.9oz
- Top: Replaced Head
- Body: Mahogany Pot, Maple Back
- Neck: Hand Carved Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl
- Frets: Original
- Fret count: 19
- Nut material: Bone
- Nut width: 1 1/16"
- Scale: 22 7/8"
- Radius: Flat
- Overall length: 33"
- Body depth: 4"
- Neck thickness at 1st fret: .92"
- Neck thickness at 7th fret: 1.4"
- Action 1st String at 7th Fret: .050"
- Action 7th String at 7th Fret: .060"
- String gauge: Tenor Banjo, will need new strings!!
- Hardware: Original, except replaced Tailpiece
- Tuners: Original
- Case: OHSC