Busato Grand Modele (1940's) - DREAM GYPSY GUITAR!

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Busato Grand Modele (1940)

The holy-grail gypsy jazz guitar! Next to Selmers, a 1940's Busato Grand Modele is the most sought-after guitar by top players. The minute you hold this guitar, it's undeniably alive. 

Over the last decade, I've grown completely infatuated with Gypsy Jazz guitars because of instruments like this one. They have a vintage french mystique and a sound that is so powerful and unique, it's hard to imagine it emanates from an acoustic instrument alone. 

In the world of vintage gypsy jazz guitars, there's a clear "triumvirate": Selmer, Busato, and Favino. 

Django's most known guitar is his Selmer (serial #503). However, he also famously played a 1940's Grand Modele (much like this one, with the narrow headstock without a metal plaque). While Selmer is the most famous, many dealers and professional musicians actually feel Busato's are sonically superior. [begin endless debate here]

This guitar comes complete with its original BB tailpiece (nickel plated brass) and set of SB tuners. In the classic Busato style, the neck has a center spline (also mahogany, not ebony). The heel is elegant and set perfectly. The body has some of the best geometry I've ever seen. The top arch (bombé) is fully pronounced and the back has a beautiful swooping arch. The top is actually 5 separate pieces of spruce which is very common for Busatos. So many of the "cracks" you see are actually the seams of the 5 pieces.

Complete with a paper Busato "Cité Griset" label on the interior neck-block - this is the total package. The neck is comfortable, substantial but not too hefty, with a slight square shoulder -- typical of Busato and Selmer guitars. The guitar is set up professionally and has the playability of a modern instrument. 

And of course, the *sound is incredible!* Absurdly loud, dry booming bass, with a hint of warmth. Crystal clear highs with the tangy sweetness only a Busato delivers. Simply addictive.

Everyone who plays it loves it - this will be the last gypsy guitar you ever buy!

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Listed3 months 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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