1995 John Le Voi Alto 1995 John Le Voi Alto Le Voi An alto SelMac, what fun! Tune it up to G and watch the lead lines fire off like a machine gun... Arts & Entertainment john-le-voi-alto Alto View Offer DjangoBooks.com
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1995 John Le Voi Alto

1995 John Le Voi Alto
John Le Voi has been producing Selmer copies since 1970, making him one of the most experienced and prolific contemporary Gypsy jazz luthiers. This beautiful alto Selmer style guitar was special ordered and may be the only one of it's kind. The petite 550mm scale allows one to tune it up significantly higher than standard guitars. With standard Argentine 1610MF strings it can be tuned up to G (which is how it is currently setup), and with lighter strings can go all the way up to A.

The top has a genuine heat bent pliage, done in the manner of the original Selmer. This feature is normally only found on very expensive flagship guitars by Dupont and Barault.

This instrument is great for someone who would like the ultimate Gypsy "lead machine." It's fast, snappy response produces searing single note lines and bouncy, mandolin like chord hits. It is also perfectly suited for use in a guitar duo or trio. If paired with the Le Voi baritone guitar, one could form the world's first Gypsy guitar orchestra! (In the vain of classical guitarists like the LA Guitar Quartet and the Assad brothers who both use specially tuned instruments for increased range and tone color).

Beautifully constructed in Le Voi's shop in Lincolnshire, this instrument includes numerous innovations:

1) A hand carved "cello style" tailpiece, a common feature of Le Voi's guitars.

2) Solid headstock with Schaller tuners.

3) Raised wood pickguard (not original - added later)

The condition is excellent, with hardly a scratch on the entire instrument. There are strap pegs on the heel and endpin.

Includes original custom fitted hardshell case.

This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.

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Guitar Specs
Brand Le Voi
Year 1995
Model Number Alto
Serial Number 14/3/93
Sound Hole Oblong
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Excellent
Size 13 7/8"
Scale Length 550mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 3/4"
Top European Spruce
Back and Sides Indian Rosewood (Solid)
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony
Finish High Gloss
Tailpiece Le Voi (Cello Style)
Tuners Schaller Chrome (Closed)
Action 3.5 mm
Strings Argentine 1610MF
Case Original Hardshell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 3.6 lbs

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