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  • Image 1 of Bacon & Day Silver Bell No.2 Tenor Banjo (1925) - SKU# 80U-208453 : Product Type Tenor & Plectrum Banjos : Elderly Instruments
    Figured maple resonator, maple neck with carved heel, ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays, silver plated hardware, headstock overlay and underlay, "B&D / Silver / Bell" on headstock, Planetary tuners with pearl buttons, 11" rim, skin head, Silver Bell tone ring, f-hole flange, Oettinger-style tailpiece,newer bone nut, non-original armest. Dowel stick, neck and outside of rim appear oversprayed. With recent TKL HSC (gray lining). VGC+ except needs work (heat press neck to give more relief, dress frets, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 15800
  • 1925
  • VGC+ *(see below)
  • Original finish has been over sprayed (neck, dowel stick and outside of rim)
  • Transparent brown stain on rim, neck and resonator
  • ~9/16" maple rim, maple resonator with integral flange
  • Label in resonator has been written on "7-16-25 and $175.00" from a former owner.
  • F-hole pattern in flange
  • 2-piece maple neck with carved heel, pearl inlay on heel cap
  • Headstock has wood layer overlay and underlay
  • Pearl "B&D" / Silver / Bell" inlaid with floral inlays as well
  • Ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
  • 11" skin head, notched tension hoop, 24 brackets
  • Oettinger-style tailpiece stamped "PAT. 1713855"
  • Silver Bell tone ring with multiple raised holes
  • Dowel stick reads "MADE BY" / THE BACON BANJO CO. INC. / GROTON, CONN. U.S.A."
  • Silver plated hardware
  • Non-original armrest installed
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~22-7/8" scale
  • Currently set up for G,D,A,E (Irish tenor)
  • With newer TKL HSC (gray lining)
  • *VGC+ except needs work (heat press neck to(more...)

Bacon & Day Silver Bell No.2 Tenor Banjo (1925)

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AS-IS

SKU: 80U-208453

Regular price
$1,150 USD
Regular price
$1,450 USD
Sale price
$1,150 USD
Figured maple resonator, maple neck with carved heel, ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays, silver plated hardware, headstock overlay and underlay, "B&D / Silver / Bell" on headstock, Planetary tuners with pearl buttons, 11" rim, skin head, Silver Bell tone ring, f-hole flange, Oettinger-style tailpiece,newer bone nut, non-original armest. Dowel stick, neck and outside of rim appear oversprayed. With recent TKL HSC (gray lining). VGC+ except needs work (heat press neck to give more relief, dress frets, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 15800
  • 1925
  • VGC+ *(see below)
  • Original finish has been over sprayed (neck, dowel stick and outside of rim)
  • Transparent brown stain on rim, neck and resonator
  • ~9/16" maple rim, maple resonator with integral flange
  • Label in resonator has been written on "7-16-25 and $175.00" from a former owner.
  • F-hole pattern in flange
  • 2-piece maple neck with carved heel, pearl inlay on heel cap
  • Headstock has wood layer overlay and underlay
  • Pearl "B&D" / Silver / Bell" inlaid with floral inlays as well
  • Ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
  • 11" skin head, notched tension hoop, 24 brackets
  • Oettinger-style tailpiece stamped "PAT. 1713855"
  • Silver Bell tone ring with multiple raised holes
  • Dowel stick reads "MADE BY" / THE BACON BANJO CO. INC. / GROTON, CONN. U.S.A."
  • Silver plated hardware
  • Non-original armrest installed
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~22-7/8" scale
  • Currently set up for G,D,A,E (Irish tenor)
  • With newer TKL HSC (gray lining)
  • *VGC+ except needs work (heat press neck to(more...)