Busato Roundhole Gypsy 1940

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Unique and very rare roundhole Busato from the 1940s. Busato's are notoriously hard to date exactly because, like in this case, there are no serial numbers, logo's and/or stamps to give an indication. This is the very first round hole Busato we've encountered, and as far as we can tell it is the only round hole Gypsy Jazz Busato currently on the internet. Most round hole Busato's, and there are not a lot of those, are flattop models more in line with the Martins and Gibsons of that era although often using a Gypsy Jazz tailpiece and bridge. This guitar was made using laminated maple for the back and sides and a cedar top bound with multiple layers of different colored wood. The black, typical Busato shaped pickguard has six -again typical Busato- "diamond" inlays. The neck is again typically Busato 3-piece consisting out of two outer layer of walnut and an ebony centerstrip and was fitted with an ebony fretboard with brass frets. The two outer pieces of the compensated ebony bridge have abalone inlays and the brass tailpiece is newer. Condition is "Very Good" with the expected signs of use, the top has three repaired cracks, there are some touch-ups of the finish and the tuners (although old/vintage) are non-original. Includes newer hardshell case. Consignment.

Specifications Body Shape: Gypsy Jazz Body Material: Laminated maple Top Material: Solid Cedar Lefty No Body Details: multi-layered body bindings, black painted pickguard Neck Material: 3-piece ebony/walnut Neck Profile: U Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 16” Neck Details: Dot position markers Nutwidth: 47,5 mm - 1 7/8" Scale Length: 670 mm - 26 3/8" String spacing: 57.5 mm - 1 7/8" Bridge: Ebony compensated Tuners: 3-on-a-plate (replacement) Pickup None Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: expected playwear and signs of use for its age Modifications/
Repairs: Three repaired top cracks, some finish touch-ups Tech Notes: None Travels in: Newer Hardshell Case Accessories: None


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Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

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