Bacon Style #1 Banjo Ukulele (1926)
Bacon Style #1 Model Banjo Ukulele (1926), made in Groton CT, serial # 14989, natural mahogany finish, mahogany neck and rim, ebonized fingerboard. Item # 6994
These little mahogany Bacon Style 1's are one of our favorites, and just about the best sounding openback banjo-ukes ever made. The neck and rim are mahogany construction with high-grade nickle-plated hardware, including a heavy brass hoop and Champion style pegs. The mahogany neck has a dot inlaid ebonized maple fingerboard and a headstock inlaid with a celluloid "Bacon" script logo. This was the least expensive instrument made by Bacon/B&D but is still of much higher quality than most other banjo-ukes.
Overall length is 22 in. (55.9 cm.), 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter head, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 14 in. (356 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/4 in. (32 mm.). A nice original example with some light wear but no repairs or modifications. Sounds and plays excellent, a very fine simple but high-grade banjo-uke Excellent - Condition.
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