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Mar 6, 2021 - 8:55:08 PM
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Fred Bacon


 

Mar 7, 2021 - 4:25:14 AM
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The Cadenza November 1902.


Mar 7, 2021 - 5:34:57 AM
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2110 posts since 1/4/2009

I've been to that jam! 5 banjo pickers and one of them actually picks.

Mar 7, 2021 - 9:28:18 AM
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I think we're supposed to be looking at the banjos which if I'm not mistaken are A.C. Fairbanks banjos perhaps all Whyte Laydie models. Fred Bacon was a Whyte Laydie endorser.

Mar 7, 2021 - 5:32:22 PM

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Vess Ossman

Mar 8, 2021 - 5:22:39 AM

2110 posts since 1/4/2009

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Originally posted by beezaboy

I think we're supposed to be looking at the banjos which if I'm not mistaken are A.C. Fairbanks banjos perhaps all Whyte Laydie models. Fred Bacon was a Whyte Laydie endorser.


Weren't some early bacons made by Fairbanks/ Vega?

Mar 8, 2021 - 8:10:16 AM

2060 posts since 2/12/2009

quote:
Originally posted by beezaboy

I think we're supposed to be looking at the banjos which if I'm not mistaken are A.C. Fairbanks banjos perhaps all Whyte Laydie models. Fred Bacon was a Whyte Laydie endorser.


Did Fred Bacon continue to endorse  Whyte Laydie Vegas even after he was offering his own banjos for sale ? or did he play Bacon banjos thereafter ?

Mar 8, 2021 - 10:48:10 AM

11194 posts since 10/27/2006

quote:
Originally posted by kyleb
quote:
Originally posted by beezaboy

I think we're supposed to be looking at the banjos which if I'm not mistaken are A.C. Fairbanks banjos perhaps all Whyte Laydie models. Fred Bacon was a Whyte Laydie endorser.


Weren't some early bacons made by Fairbanks/ Vega?


Many were. At some point, R&L entered the picture. When David Day left Vega in the '20s, it was to supervise in house production for Bacon.

Mar 8, 2021 - 10:48:46 AM

4918 posts since 3/22/2008

spoonfed
From memory - When Bacon opened his own banjo factory in Forestdale, Vt. in 1912 and began producing the Bacon Forestdale Professional FF banjos Vega disappeared altogether in adverts and in building Bacon banjos. Bacon began endorsing his own made banjos. In later 1912 Rettberg & Lange began building the more ornate Bacon banjos. When Bacon started his own magazine Vega did not even take an ad. R&L did.

Mar 8, 2021 - 10:57:47 AM

13844 posts since 10/30/2008

I sure don't approve of the guy on the left standing his Whyte Laydie No 7 on the floor on the tip of the peghead! That seems disrespectful.

Mar 8, 2021 - 11:20:18 AM

4918 posts since 3/22/2008

kyleb
Vega made Bacon banjos for him, 1905 - 1912. Bacon it would seem dealt with David L. Day from slightly before the turn of the century and up to 1912 until they reunited in Groton.. So those two banjo men went way back.

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