1937 Groton-made B&D Silver Bell Serenader Tenor (sn 35285) in good playable condition just as it is, but has some concerns that can be addressed relatively easily.
23" scale, 11" rim. Neck is virtually straight and has only very slight relief. Action is 1/8" at the 12th fret. Some frets show wear but all notes play well with no buzzing.
Flange, tone ring, tension hoop and Oettinger tailpiece have been chrome plated but the plating is unsightly.
There is one odd resonator thumbscrew.
There is a crack in the back of the peghead which is apparently stable. This should be a relatively easy fix by gluing and clamping the peghead.
About 4" of the bass side neck binding (from the 12th fret to the end of the neck) was apparently broken off but glued back poorly (without first removing the old glue), resulting with a raised 4" piece of binding. This can easily be remedied by removing the 4" piece with a razor blade, scraping off the dried glue and regluing the piece.
The damaged part of the flange shown in the photo is hidden behind the neck heel when the resonator is attached.
Includes modern TKL case.
United States, Bedford, PA, 15522
$80 in the USA via Fedex - $120 in the USA via USPS
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Fair Condition
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