1940s Gypsy Mystery 1940s Gypsy Mystery Mystery Deluxe model with the tone of an angel! Arts & Entertainment 1940-mystery-3 Mystery 5000.00 DjangoBooks.com

1940s Gypsy Mystery

1940s Gypsy Mystery
This beautiful sounding guitar bears many of the characteristics of instruments built by the great Franco-Sicilian luthiers. Although I can't positively identify who made this instrument, it very well could have been built by Busato, Castelluccia, Bucolo, Di Mauro, Fontaine, or any of a number of other immigrant run shops active at the time. It has no label, but it's impressive woods and hardware suggest it was a flagship "presentation model" or perhaps a custom order. Regardless, it's one of the most unique and impressive sounding vintage Gypsy guitars I've had, making it a fabulous deal as similar Busatos would sell for two to three times the price.

While loosely based on a Selmer, this unique design is in essence a "slimline" Gypsy guitars of sorts. The 15 3/4" body is just 3 1/2" deep, making it extremely comfortable to play. It has a spruce top which is supported by only four braces, similar to the Django's Selmer which had the same unique feature. The back and sides are constructed of gorgeous quilted maple. The three piece maple neck was built in the Sicilian style, with an ebony spline and a rosewood heel cap. Hardware includes a set of the highly coveted SB tuners and a nickle tailpiece.

The tone of this instrument is pure magic! It posses the tonal maturity and jaw dropping projection that only decades of playing can bring. Although this instrument has a slimmer body, it paradoxically has more bass response than most larger guitars. The bass register is deep and full, adding a richness to chords and single note playing alike. The complex, rounded character of the treble register produces single note lines that are smooth and musical. With action set at just 2.4mm, this instrument is a joy to play, with a slinky feel that few modern guitars can match.

This is a rare opportunity to own a guitar with great vintage sound for less. Why wait for the next $20K Busato when you can have this fine sounding guitar for a fraction of the price?

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Guitar Specs
Brand Mystery
Year 1940s
Model Number Mystery
Serial Number None
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Very Good
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 673mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 1/2"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Maple
Neck Maple with Ebony spline
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony
Finish Vintage
Tailpiece Nickel
Tuners SB
Action 2.4mm
Strings Argentine 1510
Case Hardhsell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod None
Weight 3.8 lbs
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