Rare; this is an original five-string Montana Special Silver Bell No. 1 model featuring white-holly construction, and perforated Silver Bell tonering. The rim assembly is adorned in grained ivoroid on the outter edge, and the resonator has an F-hole flange w/ holly back. 26" scale, two-piece neck, with pearl inlaid grained ivoroid fingerboard and peghead overlay. Outfitted with Planetary tuners, friction fifth, Oettinger tailpiece, armrest, pickguard. Some playing wear on back of neck, chip behind pip (see photo).
Incredible piece of Bacon history, this banjo includes the original hard case w/ luggage tag of original owner, as well as a Bacon wrench, and Planetary tuner adjustment wrench.