Bacon "Professional FF" No 2, 5-string banjo, S/N 461, Circa 1909
The earliest Bacon Professional banjos were made by Vega, and this model was the third best in Bacon's 1908 catalog, after the No. 3 (chubby dragon), and No 2 Special. It sold for $50 at the time, and with its internal resonator and tone ring, it was a technological breakthrough. This is a great playing banjo with a loud and refined sound.
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