Busato Grand Modèle 14 Fret Oval Hole Guitar with Hardshell Case ***SOLD!!!***Default ManufacturerBusato Grand Modèle 14 Fret Oval Hole Guitar with Hardshell Case Arts & Entertainmentbusato-oval-hole-grand-modele-39930View OfferDjangoBooks.comhttps://www.djangobooks.com/Item/busato-oval-hole-grand-modele-3
Busato Grand Modèle 14 Fret Oval Hole Guitar with Hardshell Case ***SOLD!!!***
Holy smokes, this is one hell of a Busato! It's sound is best described
as "SHOCK AND AWE!" This is without a doubt the loudest Busato I've
come across, and probably the loudest Selmer style guitar period.
Amazing projection on this one! It has the characteristic aggressive
bass sound of Busatos, but a little less then most. It's sound is very
concentrated in the high end and also in the upper mids....a bit nasal
like a Favino. Also, very OPEN in sound..lots of interesting overtones
float above each note you play. The explosive sound of this guitar will
get you through even the rowdiest campfire jam! If you buy this one
you may as well sell your amp because you won't need it anymore....ha
This guitar is in excellent condition, especially for a Busato (most
which are battered beyond repair). Most of the separation you see in
the top are not cracks, but seams! Like most Busatos this guitar has
more then two pieces making up the top. Many Busatos have four piece
tops, but this guitar appears to have a six piece top!
In addition to the seams there are a few top cracks as well. All have been professionally repaired and are stable.
All the original hardware is intact and in perfect working order. The tuners still work very well after all these years!
The guitar plays very nicely with 3.25mm action...10 gauge strings
are usually best but silk and steels also work nicely and add extra
warmth and playability (but still LOUD!!)
A guitar of this stature needs no introduction. Next to Selmers,
Busatos are the most sought
after guitars by today's top players. So many contemporary Gypsy jazz
guitarists play these exquisite guitars:
Romane (he plays a Busato on most of his recordings over the last 5
Stochelo Rosenberg (performs with his Selmer but is an avid collector
and player of Busatos)
Yayo et Fanto Reinhardt (Romane's rhythm section get an amazing dry
rhythm sound with their Busatos!)
and of course, Django himself! (see Django's Busato here: Django's
Busato). Django is rumored to have written the ballad Anouman
on his Busato.
So what makes a Busato so great? Generally speaking, it simply out
performs other guitars in almost every way. First off, they are
positively the loudest guitars every made! I've compared Busatos to
numerous classic Gypsy guitars such as Jacques Favinos and Selmers as
well as new guitars by J.P. Favino, Dupont, ALD, and Dell Arte. A good
Favino is pretty loud...but the Busato is just a cannon. A vintage
Selmer is actually quite timid by comparison. The Busato has three
tonal elements which really make it cut in
acoustic settings. 1) It is extremely dry. It has little or no natural
wetness (reverb.) This makes the guitar much more focused and is
therefore much easier to hear in a loud jam setting. 2) The tone is
very pure with very simple overtones. The fundamental pitch of single
notes are very strong while the overtones are extremely clean and even.
Very flute like in character. A Selmer sounds more complex, but is also
somewhat "messier" sounding which dampens projection. 3) It responds to
the slightest touch. Just barely strike the strings and you get a
lightening fast bolt of sound. I really like this because you don't
have to play these guitars hard to be loud.
Busatos yield an exceedingly wide frequency response. They have a
crisp, bright high end which gives your leads some sparkle and adds
ambiance and clarity to rhythm work. There's not much mids, except for
a slight upper midrange nasalness. But nothing like a Favino in that
regard. Like a Favino, there is far more low end then a Selmer, and
it's an incredibly tight, clear low end. Not mushy or ill defined in
anyway. The tight low end of a Busato mixed with it's dry character
really make it excel for rhythm playing. It's just so clear. The high
end cracks like a whip and the bass notes are like a kick in the gut.
The dimensions of Busatos are fairly close to that of Favinos. Same
long 675mm scale length. Body is 16 1/4" across the lower bout (Selmer
is 15 3/4", Favino is 16 1/2".) Busatos are also the curviest Gypsy
guitars out there. The bombé (top
arch) is the most pronounced I've ever seen on a Selmer type guitar.
It's like a huge bubble under the bridge. The back is also beautifully
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