For Sale

1940 Grand Luxe #46

This is truly an exceptional guitar.. by it's rarity, it's condition, and it's extraordinary tone.. Busato Grand Luxe do not appear very often.. this one is even rarer as it is a 14 fret large soundhole..it is also outfitted with a detachable PU, the likes of which I have never seen before.. it is called the "Amplific" made in Paris..!!! most probably contemporary to Stimer.. the bracket affixed at the end of the fingerboard, allows for a quick installation and removal. the guitar was refretted while preserving the original inlays, and now the playability is spot on.. the fingerboard is radiused, which is another noteworthy aspect of this guitar.. also sporting a snazzy original pickguard.. no cracks ..the guitar was played but not abused.. the action is perfect and the sound, volume and tone are of a superlative order.. NHSC $17,500.00

1940's Grand Modèle #44

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 ebonized fingerboard.. this guitar was likely made right after the War.. it came with the crummiest tuners and tailpiece, and the top was made 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 Delaruelle 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

1940's Grand Modèle #44

Beautiful laminated Walnut back and sides.."shaded top to match.. with the Cité Griset paper label. ebony fingerboard, with new frets.. three piece neck..BB tailpiece and Tuners..this is the "quintessential" Busato Grand Modèle.. one repaired cleated and stable top crack, and one scrape that is not a crack.. the "geometry" of the top is perfect.. two back braces.. this guitar is outstanding in every way..a wonderful example of the "next best" thing to a Selmer.. NHSC $16,000.00

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 Modèle #45

this is an early 50's guitar, laminated Rosewood back and sides, white binding.. gone is the paper label.. Delaruelle tailpiece..SB tuners that turn backwards, gone are the back braces.. one piece pear wood neck with an ebonized fingerboard..solid spruce top with perfect geometry .. no cracks..excellent playability and sound NHSC $10,000.00