A total of 2,477 J-35s were made according to Gibson records. Neck with fancy fretboard and headstock inlay. Payment is expected with in 4 days. At the time, the Nick Lucas model was the largest flat-top Gibson offered. Though it has gone through a number of refinements over the years, the basic design has not changed since. I'm not a banjo player so can't comment regarding too many specifics.
. The sides and back were tinted mahogany with a sunburst red spruce top. New guitars were supplied with user applied pick guards, and extra saddles of different heights that could be easily inserted to adjust the string action to accommodate the swelling of the instrument with seasonal humidity changes. Ground shipping to the lower 48 states. See also: Gibson J-160E for more historical context. It will be well worth your while to get professional quality pictures made of it from a variety of angles. Like everything else connected to instrument identification issues — there are many exceptions.
International quotes are subject to change when these restrictions are in place. If you are interested in a item please dont be scared to make a resonable offer. In mid 1944 bookmatched two piece Sispruce tops reappear. When traders brought African slaves to America, the slaves brought their own music—and —with them. You get the actual item shown in the many photos. All the J-hooks and other hardware is intact, with expected finish wear and surface oxidation. I live in the Atlanta area, you are welcome to come by and see it in person if you are local.
They were well suited for orchestral arrangements as well as individual play and accompaniment. The bridge were early simple rectangular with through-saddles. It's not really mine, so I'm not sure what I will do with it. This banjo in in good condition. Here is a lot of 10 Vintage Spun Steel Banjo Strings produced by the Bacon Banjo Co. My observations suggest that at some point - in the early 1940's - the Bacon banjos also began to conformed to this scheme.
Official organ of the American Guild. It is, therefore, not unusual to find older mandolins with replacement bridges. Though there appear to be exceptions, necks between 1912 and 1923 are 3-piece mahogany. It was available with a brown finish and came as a snakehead or paddle headstock. Nice straight neck with fancy fretboard inlays and headstock. Banner will be shipped rolled up in a heavy duty mailing tube package. Connecticut, and two years later he was joined by David L.
Gretsch appears to have started a new numbering system at about that time. Thanks for looking and best of luck! Has all the great sound of classic Bacons. Undated my current best guess is 1969. Do not bid on this item if you have less than 10 feebback. Here is a lot of 11 Vintage Spun Steel Banjo Strings produced by the Bacon Banjo Co. The top and back bindings were black plastic with red line highlights. But the banjo itself looks in good shape, while the case looks really worn on one of its sides.
If it is a 4 string tenor banjo, worth less certainly not worthless , and if a 4 string plectrum, who knows. Often an auctioneer will talk about what she knows best: the auction market. Covered in Art Deco Pearloid. None of the marks would show in photographs. The financial strain became too much and the company sold in 1940 to Gretsch. Has the impressive quality feel of a superior banjo. Overall a very nice old U.
Ironically, the script logo on the headstock was old-style. Worthy of mention is the Jumbo Deluxe, though it is believed that only 3 were ever made in 1938. If the fretboard was bound, they generally added a stripe of black under the side binding. I know because I did the reprint myself back 30 years ago. Also includes numerous pages of testimonials as well as photos of endorsers with their Bacon banjos! Materials and methods of production were reviewed and revised.
Your purchase will be professionally packed. I'm cleaning out my workshop of bits and pieces that have accumulated over the years. Early style Silver Bell tone ring with interior and exterior holes. It has the original friction tuners and appears to have the original frets as well. It has very minimal play wear. This banjolin plays and sounds great! Mainly on the fretboard in the first two positions.