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SilverBell Tenor Banjo

Written by Paul Conlon. Posted in For Sale


The Bacon and Day company are universally known for their craftsmanship and exceptional build quality of prewar tenor banjos. The Silver Bells in particular have exceptional volume and cutting power and very much sought after by the Irish banjoist. I think this banjo can speak for itself which is why I have included so many photos. The plating had worn back to brass so I had the flange, tension hoop and tail piece sent off to my plating company in England and they did an incredible job with the nickel plating. The neck is perfectly straight and action is very low, and plays in tonal perfection up the fret length. All hooks and nuts are nickel plated and there is no rust evident anywhere on the banjo. The oettinger finger style tail piece screws all do their job, by tensioning downward pressure, and for fine tuning also. Fitted with new nickel strings 12,17,28,38 and white smooth top Remo head.

Details:

  • f-style resonator flange
  • 19 fret ebony fingerboard with beautiful diamond cut pearl inlay postion markers.
  • 5 piece figured maple/ebony neck with ivoroid binding along the fretboard edge.
  • Fancy floral design pearl inlaid head-stock bearing the name SilverBell
  • long style arm rest
  • Oettinger finger style tailpiece and ‘GROVERPAT’ geared pancake tuners with ivoroid buttons.
  • Beautiful tiger maple resonator with centre maple rings
  • Vintage hardshell case

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