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During WWII Gretsch ended the production of banjos, they had purchased Bacon and Day in 1940, producing banjo's with the Bacon and Day brand. 


This 5 string comes from the post war era, I cannot find the specific year but the serial number leads me to believe it is from the mid to late 40's. At the time the line was stripped down to just three models, the Senorita being one of them. 


Pearloid covering on rim and resonator, mahogany neck, bound pearloid fretboard, varied markers, 19 frets, 11" head, 24 brackets and shoes, armrest, pearloid headstock overlay features logo, 1-1/4" nut, 22-3/4" scale. The Banjo is all original and has a Gretsch branded tailpiece.


 It was professionally setup locally before being taken in, the frets show a little bit of wear but no major issues (tall frets, large divets etc.).

1940's Vintage Bacon & Day Senorita 5-String Banjo Gretsch Era All Original w. H