Busato Grand Modele circa 1943

Used – Excellent
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About This Listing

Next to Selmers, Busatos are the most sought after guitars by today's top Gypsy Jazz players. Busato's are notoriously hard to date exactly because, there are often no serial numbers, logo's and/or stamps to give an indication.

We were able to date this Grand Modele to 1943 based on the inside label which mentions 4. Cité Griset and the small metal plate on the headstock with the engraving '140 Bould Menilmontant'. In 1943, he opened up an additional music store on the Boulevard de Menilmontant 140 and later that year he would relocate his workshop from Rue d'Orgemont to Cité Griset 4.

For an instrument of this age, it is not surprising to find some repaired cracks on the top besides the playwear and scuffs. It is in good condition and has the original 'BB' stamped tuners and tailpiece. Includes a hardshell case with TFOA passport.


This guitar belonged to Stochelo Rosenberg and can be seen in the video below. Although the title mentions the year 1938, because of the label and headplate it is more likely that it was made around 1943.

Specifications Body Shape: Gypsy Jazz Finish: Natural Dimensions: Width: 398 mm - 15.66"
Depth: 102 mm - 4.01" Body Material: Rosewood Top Material: Spruce Bracing: Ladder Bracing

Body Details:

Wooden Binding, Rosette and Purfling Neck Material: Mahogany with Ebony Center Strip Neck Profile: C Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: Flat Neck Details: Dot Inlay Nutwidth: 46,6 mm - 1.83" Scale Length: 675 mm - 26.5" String spacing: 53 mm - 2.08" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Three-On-A-Plate Pickup: Piezo Condition: Good Tech Notes: None Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport

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Listeda month 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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