John C. Haynes Bay State Model 354

  • Excellent + Condition
  • Year: 1890
  • Includes Soft Shell Case


Presentation grade offering from John C. Haynes - Bay State, one of few known examples of the model. A "tour de force" of Boston banjo making, this instrument features a phenomenal display of engraved pearl work throughout the fretboard and overlays; the alternate inlay pattern present here has been seen on only one other example of the model, and notably features a "sleepy dragon" at the fifth fret area. The silver-spun rim measures 11-5/8" across, and is fully engraved on the exterior (tension-hoop included); the interior wall is fully bound and trimmed with herringbone; original bone tailpiece present. The mahogany neck has a 27" scale, and has a long ebony backstrap; fine pearl work also present on heel cap; frets are original w/ minimal wear; beautiful original carved bone tuner buttons. Some finish checking is present, as well as hairline separations on pearwood peghead overlay face.

Was: $10995.00

Now Only: $9995.00

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