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1940's Grand Modèle "Pantin"

This is a beautiful example of the Grand Modèle. most probably built during the War times, or soon after..the neck is one Walnut piece construction.the fingerboard was replaced, and refretted..a couple of top cracks were repaired..the geometry of the top is like the first day.. this is an outstanding example of sound and playability. trace of the original paper label is on the neck block..originaly outfitted with cheap tuners and tailpiece (war restrictions) it now sports a set of BB tuners and tailpiece. NHSC $14,000.00

1950's Jazz

This is the first F hole Busato i have ever had..by the time it was built, the one feature that made it a "special" Jazz guitar was a radiused fingerboard..it is in excellent condition with it's original set of BB tuners and tailpiece. 670mm scale, with it's black finish it is hard to determine the outer wood it's made of..could be maple..could be mahogany. bits of the fingerboard inlays are broken off, but it does not hinder playing. the neck is quite modern in contour, and the playability is perfect. it not only sounds great with a broad spectrum voice, it literally "sings".. this is truly an amazing sounding and playing guitar NHSC $7,000.00

1950's Grand Modele "VBBB"

This guitar shows certainly the most beautiful brazilian laminated back.. and is nicknamed the "VBBBB". no cracks on the top, the neck has been reset, the fingerboard replaced and refretted.. the adjustable bridge is original to the guitar.. it has the paper label, the headstock plaque, an unusal BB taipiece with a wood inset, and a proper set of modern BB tuners.again, this guitar is simply tremendous..playability, action, sound.. NHSC $15,500.00

1950's Grand Modèle "Erable"

This is most probably the last version of the model..13.3/4 frets to the body..!!exactly like Michael Bauer's "Beast"..birdseye maple back and sides, Selmer body size, gone is the 3 piece neck.. we have here a modern feel of a neck..there is a faint trace barely visible shadow of a pickguard. it still is outfitted with the original tailpiece and the tuners that turn backwards. the guitar is crack free, the geometry is perfect. the instrument is practically weightless.. 100% original..no restoration of any kind.. superb playability and sound..you will not find a better example.. NHSC $11,500.00

circa 1938 "Grand Luxe"

This is truly an extraordinary guitar in every way... outstanding condition..rarity..playability and sound..and to crown all this, an original hardcase never seen before. most probably "decorated" at the request of the original owner, with his initials on the headstock. 675mm scale, 4.5 inches thick..a full inch thicker than a Selmer, solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, "decorated" and "radiused" ebony fingerboard, original BB tuners and tailpiece..no internal label..original "Grand Luxe" black finish. magnificent "accordeon trim" on the headstock. the top has no cracks but some pick wear. at some point in it's life, it had a "sous-touche" installed to correct the neck angle, ( a "simpler" way than ungluing the neck to reset it) and keep the original fingerboard. the case illustrates the likelihood that before the War, BB had his best cases made to absolutely duplicate the Selmer case. before this one, I had NEVER seen such a case in 35 years. were it not to the specific dimensions of the Busato, one might use it for a Selmer..!!! OHSC $19,000.00