Shelley Park needs no introduction. Over the past decade she has earned a reputation as one of the top makers of Selmer style guitars. Her guitars are known for their impeccable workmanship, aesthetic beauty, and warm satisfying tone. This guitar is no exception.
This is the earliest Park I've come across, built way back 1997 with the serial #11. This instrument features solid Macassar back and sides, a figured bear claw sitka spruce top, and a three piece mahogany neck. It had a bigtone pickup at one point which is no longer present. At just shy of 15 1/2" wide, the body is a bit smaller than standard Selmer specs. However, the 670mm scale and 14 fret neck are typical of Shelly's other Selmer style models.
The tone of this instrument is rich and warm, with full bodied mids, present bass, and very rounded highs. It's a very forgiving instrument as nearly anything you play on it sounds nice! Leads lines are wonderfully thick and chords are big and full. Additionally, the easy playing 2.8mm action makes this instrument a breeze to play.
This guitar was played quite a bit during its lifetime and has the scratches, dings, and pick wear you'd expect of a well worn guitar. There are 5 or so cracks on the sides, mostly in the lower bout area. The frets have some wear but still have quite a bit of life left in them.
Priced at only $1800, this guitar is easily one of the best deals in the shop! It's very rare I have a handmade guitar of any kind for less than $2K, and even rarer to have one from a respected builder like Shelley Park.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Top||Bear Claw Spruce|
|Back and Sides||Macassar Ebony (Solid)|
|Strings||Martin Silk and Steel|