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For Sale: 1927 Bacon & Day Montana Silver Bell Special Tenor Style 1 in Gold

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Posted By: musicook | Rate Member
 Member 3+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,250 USD

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I bought this beautiful banjo from the son of the original owner and it had been sitting unplayed in its case for over a decade. I'm a mandolin player new to tenor banjos and have been playing this for the past month. I love the sound, but have decided to try a shorter-scale 17-fret Silver Bell.

- Gold plating - Owner mentioned it may have been sent to Chicago for gold plating
- Extended fretboard - Provides additional pick clearance above the head
- A plexiglass back cover has been added with a 3D inset of roses
- UPDATE: I've removed the back covers to reveal the original resonator
- There is discoloration and a gouge neck to the nameplate
- Tuning machines & Oettinger Tailpiece working as designed
- Gold soft pedal mute system works as designed
- Frets are in very good condition - pictures show marks, but I do not feel indentation
- Headstock shows wear and an ear has been chipped off
- The peghead backstrap lamination cracked behind the neck and in finish, but it is not in the wood
- Case is also in good condition. The fabric is wearing where it is in contact with the mute lever and the bottom/side on the outside has wear, but the case still protects the banjo.

I am happy to share more photos of the banjo. I am assuming the banjo could use a proper cleaning and setup since it has been stored away in its case for decades.


United States, Denver, CO, 80215



Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

Check must clear before shipping. For paypal add 3%

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: Shipping price for continental US. Initial shipping will be deducted from any return refund.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition



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