Late teens Bacon Special Original 5 String Banjo EXC This sure appears to be an original Five string neck or else it's a perfect forgery. The fingerboard and frets are in almost unplayed condition. The serial number 33360 matches up on the rim and the inside of the resonator which also has "1933" added to the serial number which might indicate the year 1933 but this seems like an older model to me. ?? The dowel has the proper Made in Groton stamp on it. All the hardware is in fantastic condition and the tuning pegs (newer hign end ones) work great. Simple inlay on the headstock. Fancy pearloid resonator. It plays great and has a good strong sound. Newer hard shell case
An "expert" has gotten in touch with me ; "The expert says the neck is a reconstruction and the resonator may be postwar. So it's likely to be a cobbled-together parts banjo, not an original 5-stringer." That's what he says but not what I think. So his theory could be valid but it is a fine banjo and well worth the asking price.
Price: $1695.00 Now- SPECIAL HANGOUT PRICE .. $1250.00
United States, Inverness, CA, 94937
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