NBD: 1920 Paramount Style B tenor

lunchbox

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Hey y’all...
I’ve been gone for a while because I sold all my guitar gear and switched over to the tenor banjo. I always wanted to learn to play Irish pub and Trad tunes on banjo. It’s been a huge challenge, but a lot of fun!

Today I took the plunge and bought myself a beautiful 1920 Paramount Style B in amazing condition. The seller will be shipping it in a few days after setup. I’m stoked!

If you love amazing handcrafted wood working, I think you’ll like this. The marquetry and purfling is incredible! I especially love the checked marquetry on the neck where Gibson puts binding.

This banjo happens to be #147 built by the legendary Paramount Banjo Co. of Brooklyn, NY. Between 1920-1939 or so, they made over 15,000 banjos.
Hope you like the porn!








 
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Cozmik Cowboy

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Sweet! I know Martin built Paramount's guitars; did they build their own banjers?
 

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Martin made guitars for Paramount in the 1930’s, but not banjos. Paramount was started by Lange and Rettburg and operated from 1920-1939. Here’s a cool historical video about the company that talks about Martin towards the end:

 
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