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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 20175
  • 1926
  • VG-EC
  • Sunburst finish on neck and resonator
  • Neck and resonator are oversprayed with clear laquer
  • ~9/16" maple rim, maple resonator with integral flange
  • F-hole pattern in flange
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • U-shaped neck profile
  • Headstock has wood layers of overlay and underlay
  • Grover Pat. tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Pearl "B&D" / Silver / Bell" inlaid with floral inlays as well
  • Ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
  • 11" head, notched tension hoop, 24 brackets
  • Oettinger 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."
  • Armrest stamped "BESTONE"
  • B&D Soft Pedal mute
  • 1-1/2" nut, ~22-3/4" scale
  • Underside of head is signed by C.C. Richeliu.  Richelieu pick holder and bridge installed.
  • With newer Everest HSC (blue lining. "Banjos by RICHELIEU" makers badge on case)
  • On consignment

Bacon & Day Silver Bell No.1 Tenor Banjo (1926)

Expert Setup
International Fees

SKU: 80U-209481

Regular price
$1,800.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,800.00 USD
Maple neck and resonator. Sunburst finish. Silver Bell tone ring. Neck and resonator have been oversprayed in clear lacquer. Underside of head is signed by C.C. Richelieu and a Richelieu pick holder installed. With newer Everest HSC (blue lining, "Banjos by RICHELIEU" makers badge on case). VG-EC. On consignment.
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 20175
  • 1926
  • VG-EC
  • Sunburst finish on neck and resonator
  • Neck and resonator are oversprayed with clear laquer
  • ~9/16" maple rim, maple resonator with integral flange
  • F-hole pattern in flange
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • U-shaped neck profile
  • Headstock has wood layers of overlay and underlay
  • Grover Pat. tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Pearl "B&D" / Silver / Bell" inlaid with floral inlays as well
  • Ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
  • 11" head, notched tension hoop, 24 brackets
  • Oettinger 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."
  • Armrest stamped "BESTONE"
  • B&D Soft Pedal mute
  • 1-1/2" nut, ~22-3/4" scale
  • Underside of head is signed by C.C. Richeliu.  Richelieu pick holder and bridge installed.
  • With newer Everest HSC (blue lining. "Banjos by RICHELIEU" makers badge on case)
  • On consignment