Sultana Acoustic Archtop Guitar (Bacon Belmont, c. 1930s). Condition: Good-plus.
    In the late 1930s, large-bodied acoustic archtops were popular for orchestral use. The Gibson Super 400, with its 18" wide body of 1934 soon inspired John D'Angelico's magnificent 18" New Yorker model, and Elmer Stromberg's huge 19" Master 400. At the point in time, the Bacon Belmont Company of Grotin Connecticut produced this unusual 18" Sultana, with a neck reportedly designed by D'Angelico himself. This one does look a little rough on first inspection; the top has been stripped of its original finish, and a neck pickup and control knobs have been removed and the missing wood replaced. The overall finish of the neck and sides looks well-worn, but the guitar itself plays beautifully, with a great, bright tone. This is a real "player's" guitar. The serial number is 026681. Comes with case and outer cover. From the Russ Cochran Guitar Archive.

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