1934 Bacon & Day Serenader Silver Bell tenor banjo, serial #33949 in good original condition, see notes below. The neck is walnut with an ebony fingerboard consisting of 19 frets and 23" scale. The neck is straight and the action is low. The rim and peghead have an ivoroid veneer and the resonator back is maple. This is setup GDAE with new nickel strings, new Remo Renaissance head, and new 5/8" maple/ebony bridge. This banjo has plenty of volume and sustain and nice even tone across the strings. The Silver Bells are a joy to play with a lighter weight and a comfortable neck.
Condition notes: There is an old, but stable heel break. The owner of this banjo was not aware and it is difficult to see. There is some nickel plating missing on the Oettinger tailpiece and armrest. The rest of the nickel plating appears to be in very good condition for its age. There are a few small scratches and dings on the neck and resonator. The frets do so some wear but it plays fine. There is a hole in the side of the rim for a knee mute. There is no case included in the sale.