Here is a very interesting specimen, a rare Paramount "B" Archtop Guitar. Stamped with B and "387" on the back of the headstock.

As with many guitars of this era, there appears to have been some form of 'home brew' lutherie performed during its life, particularly around the F-Holes where the binding does not appear original and was added later on. The F-Holes may have been continuous at one point, and blocks were added to give the more punctuated hole/f/hole look.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of this guitar is the coordinator rod and adjustable heel/neck joint. As with banjos, the rod connects the neck to the base of the guitar where the neck angle can be adjusted. I would recommend adjusting this carefully (!).

The instrument was just re-fretted and the fretboard planed (had some humps/warps/inconsistencies, not to mention the original frets were worn to the nub). Plays great now, an overall fun time capsule of a piece, rare, and a welcome addition to any archtop collector's cabinet of curiosities.

For an instrument of this age, I would classify it as 'Good' condition. Finish is well-adhered, f-hole binding has been consolidated and is now well-adhered, very playable with new frets, original tuners/bridge/nut/tailpiece. Ships with hard case (pictured).


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Product Specs

Condition:
Good (Used)
Brand
Paramount
Model
B Archtop
Finish
Black
Categories
Archtop
Year
1930's
Made In
United States

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Patt's Guitar Repair
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Patt's Guitar Repair

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Joined: Mar 2018

1930's Paramount "B" Black Archtop Guitar
$1,699
+ $100 Shipping