Bacon & Day Style A Super Plectrum Banjo (1933)

$500
sku: 80U-199477
Five piece maple neck, maple resonator with integral flange, "tulip" pattern, 11" frosted plastic head, 9/16" rim stamped "PAT. PENDING", Silver Bell tone ring, 24 brackets (missing one hook and nut), "GROVER PATENT" Presto tailpiece, ivoroid-b-w-b bound 22 fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays, "B&D / SUPER / BANJO" and floral pearl inlays on 4-layer headstock overlay, "GROVER / PAT" pancake tuners with  ivoroid buttons, interior labels on resonator that read "B&D "RESONANCE AND AMPLIFYING CHAMBER" / PATENTED NOV. 30, 1926 / From BACON BANJO Co. Inc. / GROTON, CONN. / MFRS / "SILVER BELL"  BANJOS", 1-3/16" nut, ~26-1/4" scale, with oversized, rough HSC, VGC except finish has been stripped off neck and resonator and could use work (replace head, replace a piece of missing fingerboard binding, dress frets, clean, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)   More Details...

  • Maple neck and resonator
  • Integral metal flange on resonator with "Tulip" pattern
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
  • 11" frosted head
  • 9/16" maple rim stamped "PAT. PENDING"
  • Silver Bell tone ring
  • 24 brackets, missing one hook and nut
  • Pearl "B&D / SUPER / BANJO" and floral inlays on headstock
  • "GROVER / PAT" pancake tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26-1/4" scale
  • "GROVER PATENT" Presto tailpiece
  • Rough over-sized hardshell case
  • Serial number: 23273
  • VGC condition except finish has been stripped off neck and resonator and needs work (replace head, replace a piece of fingerboard binding, clean, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)