I am regrettably selling my favorite guitar ever... custom made for me by master luthier, Rodrigo Shopis. I have developed a crippling arthritis in my left hand and can sadly no longer play the guitar... at least the way that I want to.
Although I am the original owner, it was owned for awhile by my good friend Ben Robertson, while I ventured into the land of a costly but amazing antique Jacques Favino, an expensive but enjoyable folly... eventually Ben bought my Favino and sold me back my beloved Shopis. Ben played the Favino for a while, loved it... but eventually commissioned another Rodrigo Shopis guitar.
The instrument is in near mint condition and has an amazing voice as you can tell by the video of Tchtavolo Schmittit playing it in 2009-2010: https://youtube.com/watch?v=wfznW5u3VqU
also a friend of mine playing...: https://vimeo.com/157655775
(please excuse the poor video quality!)
...and Gonzalo Bergara...: https://youtube.com/watch?v=4XBu8ZA_KXw
Here is Joscho Stephane at Djangofest playing it also: https://youtube.com/watch?v=cQBn1uAnHuw
and Joscho again: https://youtube.com/watch?v=D24graDGDOU
It has opened up and become more distinctive and mature since. I know Ben played it professionally for a couple of years and treated it lovingly. Attached are pictures... one of them alongside a 1917 Martin parlor guitar to compare the finishes. It is scaled like a Jacques Favino guitar... no fret dots except on the side of the neck. Miller tuners, figured neck with a medium profile. This guitar is a gem. Feel free to message me with any questions via djangobooks.
4000.00 with hard shell case/free shipping in the lower 48.
This guitar is ON HOLD.