1940's Grand Modèle "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.. THIS IS A GREAT GUITAR.. NHSC $15,500.00
1940's Selmer Model 14 fret
Petite Bouche "Egg Shaped".. with the" Cité Griset" white label on the neck block.. 680mm scale..!!! the longest anywhere..!! Selmer size, but 1cm shallower.. laminated rosewood back and sides..solid spruce top..solid mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard.. this guitar was likely made right after the War..
it came with the crummiest tuners and tailpiece, and the top was "assembled" with several pieces of spruce, as I imagined the supply of wood was thin from years of war..
considering that it was an "accepted practice", they gave those pieces a name.. "Chanteaux"..the guitar is outfitted with Schaller gypsy tuners and a Busato replica tailpiece..it was also refretted, so now the playbilty and action are perfect.. barkier and more compressed than others, this guitar wants to be played..!!! NHSC $9,500.00
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