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For Sale: Bacon and Day Special (or Peerless X Special)

Posted By: budbennett (+6) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$600 USD

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B&D Special. SSN= 25158 which puts it at 1928. The dowel and peghead are marked SPECIAL, but if you read the attached archived thread, there was much discussion about this banjo and it was determined by Ed Britt and Polle that the banjo is actually a Peerless X Special. Please read the thread and see the photos included in it. According to them, the Peerless X Special is is a fairly rare model- only 200 or so made. Many additional photos are in the below BHO photo album. Dings and scratches are shown in the photos.

The non-standard peghead inlays are discussed in the archived thread as well. I am not saying I know why the peghead is the way it is though, so if someone wants to assume something else that may be as true as any other assumption. The banjo is as it was when I bought it other than I have changed the tailpiece and head.

The frets are original, or at least original width and have little wear, however there is pitting on the fingerboard. There is wear on the armrest as can be seen in the photo album cited below, and apparently it is not attached in a standard way, as discussed in the archived thread. The tailpiece in the photo album below gave up the ghost and so I put a regular Presto (5 string) on it because that is all I had on-hand. Obviously the tuning pegs are not original nor is the head or bridge.

The neck is is great shape other than some pitting on the first few fret areas of the fretboard, but hey, it is a banjo from 1928 so I guess that is to be expected.

Original case included.


United States, Blacksburg, VA, 24060


whatever it costs to ship to you

Payment Methods:

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

Payment Option Notes:

I would rather not take a check, but a money order is fine. Paypal is fine too, but please add 3% to cover the fees.

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.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Good Condition

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