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1948 Petite Bouche #703

Very rarely, do opportunities like this one ever occur.. the rig was found in central France, purchased from the son of the original owner, who bought it directly from Selmer in 1948, and recently given to Jerome Casanova, who for years has been the preeminent restorer of these guitars.. in the Selmer log book, # 703 is entered as having been finished on 16 January 1948, and sold on 21 January 1948. it is now in perfect playing condition.. several top cracks were repaired and cleated, the fingerboard replaced, and refretted. the finish is original on the guitar, apart some touch up where the cracks were.. it is accompanied by an outstanding period rig.. a ST51 Stimer and a a period M 10 Stimer amplifier.. the type of set up that evolved from Django's ST 48 set up.. I guess players balked at the idea of screwing a pick up directly on the top of the guitar.. the playability is spot, on and the sound outstanding, NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)