This beautiful guitar was built by the renowned French luthier Jean Barault. Biréli Lagrène and Tchavolo Schmitt currently endorse Barault guitars.
This guitar includes:
Tonally this instrument has a wonderful warmth to it that I rarely hear in the rosewood guitars. There is some high end sparkle, but generally the notes are thicker than your average Selmer copy. Reminds me of the thick tone Django had on his late 40s Rome sessions. The pliage is rather subtle on this guitar, very much like the highly coveted 500 series Selmers (played by Django, Stochelo, Fappy, etc.) If you like the warm tone of those players I think you will LOVE this guitar. Very satisfying....
Barault is one of the very few luthiers today actually making Selmer copies with a real pliage. He uses the method that Selmer did...the top is bent with a hot iron which creates a fold, or "pliage," in the top just under the bridge. 99% of Selmer copies being made today have forced tops which generally don't have the punch, volume, and quick attack that the pliage tops have.
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|Model Number||Selmer Copy|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 3/4"|
|Back and Sides||Flamed European Maple (Laminate)|
|Neck||Flamed European Maple|
|Case||Superior Deluxe Black|
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.