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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Bacon FF professional internal resonator

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revellfa - Posted - 05/15/2022:  14:49:55

What was the rim thickness of this model?

rcc56 - Posted - 05/15/2022:  15:24:49

For an accurate measurement, it would be necessary to remove the neck and measure through the endpin hole.

An estimate of the thickness of my Fairbanks made #1 by projecting through the f holes with eye and ruler is ~3/8", perhaps a little more. Later models made by Lange, Bacon, or others may be different.

Edited by - rcc56 on 05/15/2022 15:29:01

rcc56 - Posted - 05/15/2022:  16:13:46

I found a better way to measure without taking the banjo apart, and will confirm the thickness is approximately 3/8".

jbalch - Posted - 05/15/2022:  18:05:23

If I'm not mistaken, the Bacon FF models were made by three different factories (maybe four?).

Fairbanks/Vega - Boston

Lange - New York

Bacon - Forest Dale VT

Bacon - Groton, MA?

Many specifications differ from one source to another.  So would not be surprised to see some variation in rim thickness and type depending on where they were produced.


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