Gretsch Bacon Belmont Guitar: An Uncommonly Cool Guitar

A few months ago I went to my local music store and looked through their small vintage guitar collection that they had.

After looking around, one guitar, the Bacon Belmont, caught my eye. I grabbed and it brought me to a whole ‘nother world with its tone.

After doing some research this guitar is pretty uncommon. Many of these guitars went into produciton in the early 1950′s.

This guitar has a very simple set up with vintage DeArmound pickups. The fretboard is made of rose wood and the body is crafted out of “curly maple” (I’ll admit, I’m not quite familiar with this type of maple).

The following blog gives great incite about the history of Gretsch’s relationship with Bacon and what the specs of this guitar are.

What type of unknown vintage guitars do you know? Respond in the comments!



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