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1950 Petite Bouche #no serial
This is one gorgeous vintage guitar, in fabulous condition.. solid spruce top, beautiful laminated Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a replaced and refretted ebony board on what could be a Beechwood one piece neck..it is outfitted with a Busato reissue tailpiece..and with a set of most beautiful Selmer style tuners.. I am including a shot of 4 generations of SB tuners from the Favino Book.. none look like these..they are Selmer without the initials.. Busato has built so many different guitars, one could be inclined to call it one..I do not believe it is..every single aspect of this guitar is different in subtleties..the headstock size and shape, the neck material, the heel, the soundhole shape, the purfling..the kerfing, the thermo-formed two piece laminate back the shape and size of the moustaches..etc..etc..
now for the great part..it's an outstanding vintage guitar from the late 40's early 50's.. nobody could have been making dead identical tuners other than Selmer in spite of they having ceased building guitars. they had the tooling, and most probably loads of professionals asking for them to be put on their guitars..I have seen photographic proof of of at least three guitars with these tuners on them ..it plays and sounds great..light as a feather as most old guitars are.. arrived in the 21st century in brilliant condition..the neck angle is perfect, and the action is spot on...just needs to be played... NHSC SOLD (BEST OF)