Over the past several decades Leo Eimers has been one of the prominent builders
of Selmer Maccaferri guitars in the Netherlands. Based in Almere, just
outside of Amsterdam, Eimers builds his instruments entirely himself
by hand. He is particularly well respected as a student of "Golden
Age" luthiers such as Maccaferri, Selmer, Busato, and Favino. He uses
his knowledge of these luthiers to build some of the most authentic
and well constructed Selmer copies available. His instruments have been
used by many professionals over the years, most notably Stochelo and
Nous'che Rosenberg of the Rosenberg Trio, Robin Nolan, Boulou Ferre,
and Wawau Adler.
This is Leo's Model Antique which is his attempt to replicate not only the original design and construction of the original Selmer petite bouche model, but to also recreate both the sonic and aesthetic effects of 60 or more years of ageing. The result is a guitar with a convincing, vintage like patina and a mature, balanced voice.
This instrument features a spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and a walnut neck.
Weighing in at only 3.9 lbs, this guitar is exceptionally light weight and resonant, evoking the sound and feel of the great vintage Selmers of yesteryear. Like a good vintage instrument, this guitar has exceptional clarity of tone, with a warm, balanced, character.
This instrument is in excellent condition and is set up with easy playing 3mm action.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.
|24 May 2011
|Back and Sides
|Schaller Three on a Plate
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.