I have a couple of exceptional guitars for sale:
A superb sounding 1958 Busato Grand Model (available now)
1958 Busato Grand Model Gypsy Jazz Guitar with Label and Signature
No need to introduce Busato guitars, the dream of players and collectors, together with Selmer guitars. This 1958 Grand Model has a green label with the original and rare signature of Barnabe Busato on it. In the 50’s, Busato continued to make moyen and grand models, and made also many special instruments. Thirty people worked for Busato, in three workshops.
This one here is his version of Selmer. It sounds like a Grand Model, with a 50% Selmer sound signature and a 50% Busato sound signature, and looks very much like a Selmer. The way it is built is similar to Selmer: It has 3 bars in the back and 5 braces on the top like Selmers, the braces are pointy like all high-
The guitar is in great shape, although there has been over the years many repairs on the top, but every crack is well stabilized and does not harm the sound. You can hear a loud tap tone, sign that repaired cracks are correctly stabilized. The guitar was setup recently by my luthier Martin Tremblay. You will find his email on the net and I advise you to ask him his opinion on this superb instrument. Check also my site gypsyguitarfans dot com.
This guitar was for sale at Djangobooks for a couple of weeks late 2012 and Michael Horowitz and Bob Holo confirmed its Busato provenance. They are surely not happy I am selling it on Ebay but it just means that the lucky buyer will save 20% commission he would have paid because of the broker. I also had the guitar re fretted as it was presented at Djangobooks with old frets. The new ones are Dunlop 6105 and they are installed the way Selmer did, which is super nice for your playing comfort. There is also a nice 12 inches radius on the ebony fret board and the tailpiece has the famous Maccaferri wood piece beneath it to add sound to the top through the end block.
Bid with confidence. I have never ever refused a return so your risk is nil, and my reference is stellar. And still, you will be buying a dream guitar for half the price you would pay to a broker.
Get a Grand Model Busato with a strong Selmer content, the homage of M. Busato in person paid to the Selmer legacy, done during his very last years of activity. At the end of the sixties Busato retired and went to leave in Champigny until his death. You are buying a guitar, which he made at the top of his art mastery. And, trust me, it shows loud and clear… If one of your friends owns a typical Grand Model, you will kick his ass with this one.
Sold to Joseph in February 2013 this superb 1958 Busato, signed by the master. Superb tone and playability.
Here are a couple of video sound clips. You certainly won't be impressed by my playing but you probably will love the sound of this exceptional guitar.