1952 53 Bacon Belmont (Gretsch)Archtop Electric Guitar
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-09-16)
Price : US $969
Vintage 1952-53 Bacon Belmont by Gretsch Archtop Electric Guitar & Hardshell Case
This Vintage Jumbo Archtop Electric Guitar is still sounding great, with or without an amplifier, even after 50 Years.
You are bidding on a Vintage 1952-53 Gretsch made Bacon Belmont Archtop Electric Guitar complete with a New Hardshell Case.
This Gretsch made, jumbo archtop electric guitar was offered for sale through the Montgomery Ward Mail Order Catalog in 1952-1953.
I was able to buy an original vintage copy of the 1952-53 Montgomery Ward catalog (through Ebay of course.) in order to verify this exact guitar model, and features.
The original hand sketched advertisement appeared on catalog page number 803, detailing the following features for this exact guitar model.
· Natural Blonde Finish
· Jumbo Size 41” X 16”
· Fully Arched Spruce Top
· Curly Maple Back & Sides
· 2 De Armond Pickups with adjustable magnets for each string
· 4 Volume & Tone Controls
· Celluloid bound Rosewood Fretboard
· Inlaid position markers
· Adjustable bridge
Description & Present Condition:
SERIAL NUMBER 4XX
Gretsch US PATENT # 2469582
ORIGINAL FINISH: The spruce top has aged with an orange patina.
ORIGINAL PICKUPS: The two De Armond pickups with...
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-09-16)
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JESS KEMP said...
I HAVE A BACON BELMONT GUITAR EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE EXCEPT I ONLY HAVE 3 KNOBS.I AM THE SECOND OWNER (about 1956) AND THE ORIGINAL IS STILL ALIVE.
David Frye said...
this is exactly the same modle guitar I have, that was my Dads! I was so excited to find out the information and background for it by your description! Thank you!