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Jan 10, 2020 - 5:27:59 AM



8821 posts since 7/1/2006

This listing popped up on the local craigslist this morning.

I have no pony in this race, do not know the seller, and do not know if this is all original or a frankenbanjo. But at this price, it seems worth mentioning for those into B&D banjos.

I looked and don't see this in BHO classifieds.

If someone here buys it, or knows about this model -- or if you're the seller -- please add to this thread, I'm curious more than anything.

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:45:09 AM

104 posts since 2/22/2019

It’s a special... no tone ring.... I wouldn’t bother with it.

I’m from Clemson originally, by the way.

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:31:25 AM
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6844 posts since 8/28/2013

This may not be a Silver Bell, but it's still a very good banjo for someone who isn't a boorish snob.

It appears to have an Oetinger tailpiece, and if that's genuine, is worth some bucks.

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:40:35 AM



8821 posts since 7/1/2006

Cool, thanks for the info. I am personally not interested in a banjo like this because I know zip about them, but it seemed a reasonable price, I guess.

I also noticed the tailpiece and if it is an Oettinger (I AM familiar with those) in good condition, it seems the tailpiece is worth a good chunk of the asking price.

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:46:56 PM
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43 posts since 7/27/2010

Yes, it is a Special, the lower end of the 1930's Bacon's, when the fancy Silverbell models ruled the roost! However, it is still a good banjo, and they DO have Tonerings! They have a 1/4" round rod tonering, I own two of them, and in that picture it is clearly visible. The do not have the nickle plated brass skirt that Peerless's had(over their 5/16" round rods), but they do have the round rod tone ring. They are decent, and that price is fair. Plus, it looks to be in nice shape.
Good luck,

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