Here is a wonderful long scale oval hole guitar by the illustrious Vancouver, B.C. builder Michael Dunn. This very experienced and capable luthier has a career that stretches back to the late 60s. As far as anyone knows, Michael was the first North American luthier to make Selmer inspired guitars.
While Michael's instruments are clearly based on Mario Maccaferri's original designs, they are much more than mere copies. Always unique, Michael's guitars are a breath of fresh air in the very conservative world of Selmer guitars. His willingness to experiment with materials, design, and aesthetics appeals to those looking for something different.
This beautiful Belleville model features a 670mm scale, 14 fret neck, 16" body, and a 1 7/8" nut. The top is cedar, the sides are cypress, the three piece back is cypress (sapwood) and rosewood, and the neck is mahogany. This guitar also features rosewood binding, an ebony fingerboard, and "bridged" moustache pieces which reduce dampening.
This guitar has a powerful voice with a robust and aggressive bass register. Chords sound huge and at times you'd swear there was a bass player playing along! Lead lines have some nice thickness and a horn like nasalness to them.
Playability is good with 3.4mm action.
Condition is very good, with only minor signs of wear. Some scratches and dings here and there, but nothing serious. At one point there was an internal pickup system which was removed. Currently there is no endpin. Frets have some wear but still have plenty of life left in them.
This guitar is priced to sell! A new Dunn with these features would cost over $4000.
Includes Hardshell case.
This is the CASH price...add 3% (4% for International orders) if you'd like to pay with a credit card.