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Retrofret Stock # 4808. Bacon Orchestra Style B Model Mandolin Banjo, c. 1917, made in New York City, natural varnish finish, laminated maple rim and neck, ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. This lovely instrument dates to the era when Fred Bacon subcontracted Rettberg & Lange in New York to build his signature instrument line. Looking quite a bit like banjos from R&L's own Orpheum line, this Bacon Orchestra is a fairly fancy and very solidly built mando/banjo with quite a powerful sound.Overall length is 23 5/8 in. (60 cm.), 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) diameter head, and 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 14 in. (356 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/16 in. (30 mm.). Some splitting to the ebony cappling on the bottom of ther rim, otherwise very fine overall. All original including bridge and (oft missing!) tailpiece cover. A very fancy and high-quality banjo-mandolin. Excellent Condition.

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

1917
Bacon
Excellent
natural varnish
Original Hard
Retrofret Vintage Guitars
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Retrofret has been shipping instruments throughout the USA and worldwide for nearly 20 years. We have yet to experience a single instance of damage (...I hope this doesn't jinx our perfect record). Retrofret's shipping department can send parcels via UPS, Fedex, USPS, BAX, DHL and DSV Air and Yusen Air Cargo. We ship instruments and other items on a 48 hour approval basis once we received payment in full. Shipping charges and taxes are not included in the prices listed. Mail order shipments within New York are subject to sales tax of 8.875%. Shipments out of state are not subject to NY city and state tax, although the buyer assumes all other tax requirements of their municipality. Before sending payment, please call to confirm the instrument's availability and the cost of shipment.

If you decide not to keep an instrument shipped to you, notify us by telephone, fax or email within 48 hours of receiving it. We'll take note to expect the return. Please ship it in the same carton via UPS, insured for its full value. We will refund the price of the instrument as soon as we receive it, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left the shop. The customer is responsible for all shipping charges.