1926 Bacon & Day Super Plectrum Banjo B&D

1926 Bacon & Day Super Plectrum Banjo B&D

This rare 1926 example of Bacon & Day’s Super, Plectrum banjo is in wonderful condition– collectors quality, but it plays wonderfully. And this is the rare “Super” model A, gold plated. (All original, and with matching serial number on rim and dowel stick.) Original soft pedal stamped “Pat. Pend. B.&D. Soft Pedal.” The original gold plating is in great condition, showing extremely little tarnishing, and no thin spots. In fact the banjo shows very little playwear at all. Original plectrum neck, original armrest– in fact all parts are original. Produced in the golden age of Bacon & Day (B&D) production, this banjo was made in Groton, CT. Although the earliest Bacon banjos were produced by various makers for Bacon from 1906-1920, the company’s best era began in 1922 when David Day left the Vega company to partner with Fred Bacon who had begun crafting his instruments in-house in 1920. The B&D banjos produced in this era are of considerably higher quality and are the sought after models by both players and collectors.

The photos tell the story.
26 inch scale length.
22 fret plectrum
11″ rim
In a recent hard shell case.

Price: $2750.

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1926 Bacon & Day Super, Plectrum banjo.