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.
The Modèle Encore features Selmer dimensions: 670mm scale, 15 7/8" lower bout, and a 4" body depth. The top is bear claw European spruce (this top has more bear claw than I've ever seen, amazing!) The back, sides, and neck are made of gorgeous, highly figured, solid European maple. All of this beautiful maple and bear claw spruce adds up to one stunning looking instrument! Certainly one of Park's most beautiful looking guitars.
The condition of this guitar is perfect. Absolutley mint with hardly a sign that it was ever played.
The guitar is outfitted with deluxe hardware: Miller closed tuners and a DR tailpiece. A bigtone pickup is included.
Sonically this instrument is open in tone, with a balanced frequency response that is particuarly thick and complex in the midrange. It has many of the qualities that people associtate with the famous 500 series Selmer guitars (one of which was owned by Django himself): rounded highs, thicks mids, and snappy projection. A great guitar with a classic tone.
Priced at only $3000, this instrument is a fantastic bargain. Shelley Park's guitars start at $4000, and one like this with deluxe woods, hardware, and a pickup would easily be over $5000 new.
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"|
|Back and Sides||Flamed Maple|
|Tuners||Miller Closed (Gold)|
|Case||Superior Deluxe Black|