Here's an opportunity to get great vintage sound at a fraction of the
price of big names, like Favino, Busato, and Selmer. This wonderful
guitar was built by Pierre Anastasio, a major fixture of the Parisian
lutherie scene from the 60s through the early 90s. He is most famous for
the guitars he built for Angelo Debarre during the early part of his
career (one of which he used on the famous Gypsy Guitars CD.)
This premium example of Anastasio's work features gorgeous Brazilian rosewood back and sides, a spruce top, and a walnut neck. It has a set of gold three on a plate tuners and a brass tailpiece.
The condition of this instrument is very good, with no cracks or other serious damage. There are a handful of small dings, some scuff marks, and some moderate fretwear. Otherwise, this instrument is very clean and plays well with 3mm action.
Soundwise this guitar is really a gem! Typically D holes are quite bass heavy and dark, but this one is very nicely balanced. You get the richer, fuller tone associated with D holes without it being too flubby and weak. The treble range is surprisingly spunky and cutting, yet nicely rounded and warm sounding. Chords sound really big and full, with great definition and crunch. All in all, a very traditional sounding guitar that is exceptionally dry and clear, characteristics you'd pay nearly double for in most contemporary French made instruments.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 7/8"|
|Back and Sides||Brazilian Rosewood|
|Tuners||3 on a plate Gold|
The original "Wegen" Gypsy Guitar pick. 3.5mm thick, 30mm long, 26mm wide.
The original Gypsy jazz strings! Used by Django Reinhard and nearly every other Gypsy guitarist.
Vintage Django tone for Selmer/Maccaferri oval hole guitars.