Paramount B Archtop 1930s Sunburst

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  • $1,000$1,400

Paramount guitars were sold by the William L. Lange Company out of New York during the 1930s. The company also had an earlier stint producing banjos, banjitars and mandolins in the 1920s. While not as influential or sought after as Gibson archtops from the same period, they are still considered collectible and fairly high quality. Martin manufactured a run of 36 instruments - the Style L resonator - for Paramount that remains extremely desirable among collectors. 

The B Series archtops (models start with B and three digits) often had ornate fingerboard inlays, art deco tailpieces and banjo-style neck adjustment. They had 16" wide bodies.  

*Note: Specimen pictured has been refinished. Price range reflects the value of a completely original specimen.

Years of Production: ca. 1933 - 1942

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