Bacon Blue Ribbon Style A

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: circa 1922
  • Includes Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 7790


Rare early banjo instrument from Bacon Banjo Company, this is an original five Bacon Blue Ribbon Style A featuring high quality construction, and a unique pop-off resonator. The 11.5" rim assembly has a 1/2" thick maple rim with pearwood rim cap with some cracks, and original tailpiece; some hairline cracks present beneath a few hooks. The tonering is considered to be the "half-spun" variety, with exposed black painted wooden interior and metal on the outside; perforations present with exterior washers in the outside metal holes; pop-off resonator present with finish checking and some deterioration of felt. The 27" scale maple neck has more standard Bacon inlay and make/model in fancy motif on pearwood peghead overlay. Bound fingerboard, w/ 1-1/4" width; thin original frets with medium wear and some pitting on board. Equipped with friction tuners with ivoroid buttons. Some restoration of backstrap/pearwood overlay has occured, with light overspray present. The neck does have some forward relief, but intonates well with medium action and works well as a frailer


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