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Bacon & Day
Mandolins previously produced between the 1920s and the 1940s.
Bacon & Day was a brand name used on guitars during the 1920s and 1940s that came from the two men involved: David L. Day and Frederick J. Bacon. Bacon was a popular banjo artist that set up his own production facility in Connecticut in 1921. Day was the general manager of Vega and prior to his employment there, he built banjos under the A.C. Fairbanks & Company until 1904. In 1922, Bacon wooed Day away from Vega to become vice president of the newly formed Bacon & Day company. While Bacon & Day marketed several models of guitars, banjos, and banjo-mandolins, they had no facility for building them. It is speculated that the Bacon & Day instruments were built by the Regal company of Chicago, IL. Around 1940, Gretsch bought the Bacon & Day trademark.

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