Super Paramount “Artist Professional” plectrum banjo Circa 1932, S/N 201
The "Super Paramount" line of banjos was introduced by Lange around 1930, and they represent the ultimate expression of the resonator concept as initially developed by Lange for the Paramount line. Two separate resonant chambers are utilized in Super Paramount banjos, and the resulting banjos were as large and heavy as jazz banjos ever got. Paramount used to advertise that "No artificial materials are utilized in these banjos", an apparent reference to the widespread use of pyralin, or pearloid, by Bacon & Day and other jazz era banjo manufacturers. Note the beautiful wood marquetry inlay on the back and sides of the resonator.
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