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1930 Bacon & Day Style A Super Banjo Maple/
SOLD
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Bacon & Day Banjo Company
Product Year
1930
Model
Style A Super Banjo
Serial #
10354
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4831
Condition
Excellent
Body Type(s)
Banjo
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Acacia
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fret Markers
Diamonds & Squares
Frets to Body
22
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
None
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Chrome
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
11.75 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
11.75 in
Body Depth Heel
2.875 in
Body Depth Tail
2.875 in
Scale Length
26.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
666.8 mm
Nut Width
1.25 in
Nut Width (mm)
31.8 mm
String Spacing
1.69 in
String Spacing (mm)
42.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Banjo players are in for a real treat here: we've got a 1930 Bacon & Day Model A 5-string banjo in excellent condition just waiting to be played. Owned by David Holt, this banjo comes with a resonator back and has an incredibly clear and expressive voice. Outfitted with a new bridge, this banjo has a smooth setup and gorgeous MOP inlay across the Ebony headplate and Ebony fretboard. The Maple neck has a low profile that is easy on the hands.

The tone of this vintage Bacon & Day is crisp and powerful; perfect for G Modal tunings.
 
I really enjoyed seeing this old banjo and playing it. It's beautifully inlaid and it has that great vintage feel. The tone is bright and clear and the action is low. I believe in David Holt's taste in banjos here: you can't go wrong.
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SCALE LENGTH 26.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.25 in
STRING SPACING 1.69 in
WOODS ACACIA,
MAPLE

Banjo players are in for a real treat here: we've got a 1930 Bacon & Day Model A 5-string banjo in excellent condition just waiting to be played. Owned by David Holt, this banjo comes with a resonator back and has an incredibly clear and expressive voice.
 

The tone of this vintage Bacon & Day is crisp and powerful; perfect for G Modal tunings.
 
I really enjoyed seeing this old banjo and playing it. It's beautifully inlaid and it has that great vintage feel.
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