New York based Rodrigo Shopis has long been known for his deep knowledge
of Selmer Maccaferri guitars and his ability to interpret this rich
luthiery tradition in new and exciting ways. His innovative designs have
caught the attention of many top players, including such luminaries as
Samson Schmitt, Dorado Schmitt, and Biel Ballaster.
guitars are never mere copies of the old French designs, but rather
are adaptations of the classic instruments suited to the needs of modern
players. This lovely D'Artagnan model is no exception as it seamlessly
blends the large bodied Favino design with a unique bracing pattern,
producing an instrument which delivers a rich, full bodied tone without
the excessive midrange nasalness and challenging playability of older instruments.
This instrument features solid Indian rosewood
back and sides, a rare feature as most Selmer style guitars have
laminate back and sides. This guitar is outfitted with a handsome set of
closed nickel Miller tuners and a nickel tailpiece. This instrument was
tastefully decorated with a brass truss rod bore, MOP fret
markers, and MOP embellishments on the headstock and zero fret. The wood
has been treated with a very lightweight oil finish which is both
attractive and acoustically efficient
The tone of this guitar is
full bodied, with a tight, clear lowend and nice chimey highs that you
wouldn't normally expect from a large bodied design. The sound is
also very open and complex, with an interesting wash of harmonics
accompanying each note that you play. Projection is excellent,
especially for single note lines which have the clarity and definition
to cut through the din.
This instrument is in near mint condition. The only signs of wear are a scuff mark on the cutaway and a small ding close to the pickguard. Otherwise, it's indistinguishable from a new guitar.
As an added bonus, this guitar includes a pristine Calton Flight case (A $1000 value!)
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