1938 Gibson Charles McNeil Model 1584

Retrofret Stock # 6171. Charles McNeil Model 1584 Model 5 String Resonator Banjo, made by Gibson, c. 1938, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst lacquer finish, maple neck, rim and resonator, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case. This is an unusual banjo made by Gibson for Montgomery Ward in the 1930's, intended for catalog sales alongside the more familiar Recording King line....
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~1930 Bacon Recording King

This is an original five sting banjo with resonator and tulip flange. It is the only one of its kind we have ever encountered. It is possibly an early Gretsch made banjo or one that was made by Fred Bacon himself.
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EC-, 11'' skin head, no tone ring, 24 brackets, original one piece flange, thin 7/16'' maple rim, one coordinator rod, sunburst finish on rim, neck heel and resonator back, 2-1/4'' deep arched-back maple resonator with double white binding, maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl fan shaped inlays, 19 frets (refretted except for top 3), black painted peghead face with pearl fan inlay,...
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