Bacon FF Professional No. 2 (c.1908)

$2,200 $2,700
sku: 60U-198410
An early 1900s banjo with a cool vibe, this Bacon FF Professional No. 2 has a 2-piece maple neck and an internal maple resonator. It’s equipped with a donut style tone ring. The ivoroid-bound pearwood fingerboard has engraved pearl inlays, including a scroll at the 1st fret, a star at the 5th, and a diamond at the 9th. This banjo is in very good/excellent condition and plays fine, but it would benefit from some optional work (sold AS-IS see Details section below).    More Details...

  • Early Bacon model made by Vega
  • Satin natural finish
  • ~10-3/4" head
  • ~26" scale
  • 1-9/32" nut
  • Donut style tone ring
  • Internal maple resonator with 20 S-holes
  • Stamped "PAT'D JUNE 19, 1906" on the rim near heel
  • 28 standard non-cobra hooks
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • No Knot tailpiece
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Ivoroid-bound 22-fret pearwood fingerboard with engraved pearl inlays
  • Scroll at 1st fret, star on 5th, diamond on 9th
  • Dots elsewhere
  • Torch inlay on headstock
  • Dowel stick stamped with serial number and "F.J.BACON / HARTFORD, CONN." and "BACON PROFESSIONAL FF"
  • Newer Five Star Planetary tuners (2 mismatched buttons)
  • Wire armrest
  • Teeny opening/crack in center seam next to heel cap
  • One open crack on heel cap
  • Newer hardshell case
  • VG-EC except could use some optional work (recut neck heel, touch up small cracks mentioned above, restring, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 248
  • Price reduced 03/18/19