Bacon & Day Special Banjo [SOLD]

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“Very nice 90 year old tenor banjo ”

— Ivan D

Bacon & Day Special Banjo [SOLD]

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Bacon & Day Special Banjo [SOLD]


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  • This item is in stock and available for next day dispatch
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“Very nice 90 year old tenor banjo ”

— Ivan D

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Product Description



Bacon & Day Special Tenor Banjo


This is an exceptional Bacon & Day Special Series Style No. 2, built by the Banjo Bacon Company in Groton, Connecticut around 1930. Bacon & Day Banjos are highly sought after and are renowned for their craftsmanship and exceptional build quality. 

With a straight neck and low action, this banjo is incredibly comfortable to play, making it perfect for long bouts of session playing. With a deep rich overall tone; punchy bass on the G and D strings and strong clear tone on the A and E strings, it's perfectly suited for playing traditional Irish music.

This banjo has been well cared for and is offered in superb condition. Bacon & Day banjos are robust, long lasting instruments that hold their tune and tone well and can handle plenty of playing.

Key Qualities

  • Low action
  • Rich, clear tone
  • Comfortable to play

Features of the Bacon & Day Special Banjo 

  • Tenor banjo
  • 19 frets
  • 4 strings
  • New Black Remo Skin
  • Ebony fretboard with pearl inlay
  • Maple neck and resonator
  • Grover geared tuners
  • Irish tuning G D A E

Bonus Features

  • Free hard case

mcneela-banjo-workshop.jpgProduct Specification

Scale length: 22.5"

Nut width: 34mm

Headstock: Pearl B&D Special and flower inlay

Tuners: Grover 2 tab, geared tuners

Neck: 5 piece maple neck

Fretboard: Ebony with pearl inlay

Resonator: Maple

Head: New Remo 11" black smooth top head

Bridge: 2 legged, maple

Brackets: 24 nickel-plated shoes, hooks and nuts

Flange: Nickel-plated tulip pattern

Back: Rosewood laminate  

Need some help? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Buying a Banjo  

Need advice on purchasing an Irish tenor banjo? 

Whether you're looking to buy a banjo online or looking for a vintage tenor banjo for sale, you've come to the right place.

Our in house team of expert advisors is here to help. Get in touch by emailing

We're happy to answer all your questions and we cater to all experience levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced. There's no question too big or small!

Good to Know:

  • 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive your Bacon & Day Banjo. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
  • 1 year warranty - all our new banjos offer a one year guarantee for parts and service.
  • Free backup service for one year.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • If you're in a hurry enquire about our FedEx 4-6 day shipping 

All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

Product Delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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