The Parisian luthier David Enesa produced a variety of instruments (classical guitars, metal body resonator guitars, and Gypsy guitars) from the 1940s through the 1960s. Many of his instruments, including this one, were sold by the prominent instrument retailer Paul Beuscher and hence bear a Beuscher label. Enesa's name is burned into the neck block.
This unique small bodied example was constructed of premium materials: spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and a mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The unique ebony bridge is likely a later modification. Hardware includes a set of DR tuners and a DR tailpiece. The bracing pattern in unlike anything I've seen before on a Gypsy guitar. It's fan braced like a classical guitar, with only three ladder braces (2 of which are between the soundhole and the neck block.) The lower bout area of the guitar is entirely fan braced.
Small, light, and supremely resonant, this wonderful vintage instrument has a sound which is pure magic! Over half a century of aging has resulted in a mature tone that is full of character and beauty. The sound is clear, direct, and punchy with singing highs and a tight, well defined low end. It projects wonderfully, and the short scale and small body make it one of the easiest playing guitars in the shop.
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