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Apr 16, 2018 - 8:57:29 AM
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127 posts since 7/14/2015

I'm picking this up today for a very reasonable price.

I know very little about Bacon and Days.

I posted in the collector's area, but thought I'd have more luck here in the 4 strung forum, as this is a plectrum.

My teacher Dave Marty just inherited one and his sure sounds good.

I know there are some B&D experts here. I just don't have the time for much research right now. Sure would appreciate some feedback.


Apr 16, 2018 - 9:12:49 AM

2846 posts since 11/13/2005

Congrats! Love to hear it when you get a chance.


Apr 17, 2018 - 11:06:52 AM

251 posts since 1/27/2014

If you remove the resonator, you'll see a 5 digit serial # on the dowel stick. If you share that number here you'll find out what year it was made. Looks to be in good shape!

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:11:33 PM
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127 posts since 7/14/2015

It's number #14452, from 1924.

Even with the old worn out strings on it, I can tell what all the fuss is about these banjos.

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:55:55 PM
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1168 posts since 6/27/2013

A B&D is a thing of joy forever. Congrats on a nice buy.

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:16:02 AM

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1492 posts since 12/13/2007

My friend, Carl Lunsford, just inherited one which will be his go to instrument for his gigs.. He's also a friend of Dave's since they both live and play in the Bay Area. You may not like the old narrow square frets but a refret will make playing much easier... Carl is about 84 yo so comfort in playing is a big deal...I get it ;). He's been playing professionally since he was 16.

Great find and you will love it I know.

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