BANJO FOR SALE
(After minor resto/setup)

INQUIRE - mrvintagebanjo@aol.com

In shop 7-17


Bacon Banjo Co.
Groton, CT
15359

B&D Silver Bell
"Montana Special"

19 fret tenor
Prior restoration with plating, all still VG
Replace Frets
Repair resonator lug
Clean and Wax all wood and hardware
Setup CGDA on Renaissance head






Nothing on the bottom of dowel




Does have steel bar truss, the laminate does not go all the way thru the neck, this is the "tell" on BD's

Soldering - Flange Lug


Cleaned surfaces, and flattened
 Solder


Had been glued on, cleaning glue










FRETS
Will use 147 Stew mac Wire,and fret "over the binding" to give more surface




Celluloid's cleaned and waxed


Compression fretting, will seal with #10 CA


All sealed, leveled, crowned and polished


All hardware cleaned and waxed, ready to assemble

SETUP


Remo head and DR strings furnished by www.bedfordbanjoshop.com



Now that I have it fretted over the binding, I can widen the nut spacing.


FINAL PICS







































  Plays well up and down, mute actuates as it should, Tuners are smooth, Action is good from 1/2 to 9/16 bridges.
I will allow it to settle back in and tweak it, she will be ready to make music again
Thanks for watching,
Vinnie