Pre-War Bacon Montana Special 5 string that was owned by Tommy Thompson from the Red Clay Ramblers and Tony Ellis.
My father purchased the banjo from Tony Ellis, who purchased it from Tommy's Wife when Tommy passed away.
It has been in our possession approx 18 years.
It has a beautiful tone and superb to play.
This is a very rare banjo which has wonderful provenance, please pictures of Tommy holding it at Diamond Studs: The Life of Jesse James opened at the Ranch House, Chapel Hill, September, 1974.
The banjo has had some work done by the renowned banjo restorer Rennée Karnes on the finger board and frets before my father purchased it from Tony.
Tony has actually written on the skin "Good Friends, Good Music, Good Times! Tony Ellis & louise.
As you can see, this banjo is in the United Kingdom, If you would like to talk to me or see the banjo live on FaceTime, please contact me on my mobile number.