Serial numbers 64 and 65. Oval hole and d-hole, both in near mint condition, complete with Morenos autograph on each label. I sell these reluctantly, but there is another guitar I want that requires parting with both. Both have terrific volume, competing on equal tems with my VRB and Favino. Both have near perfect intonation all the way up the neck, better than the Favino, in fact. Both play well with the action low or high, but higher gives much better volume and tone.
The oval hole was used by Samson Schmitt for Djangofest 2008 at Byrdland in NYC. He offered to buy it then, but at the time I wasn't selling. And yes, I am trying to reach him now. His comment, " I love this guitar!" The tone is spot on, exactly in the same direction as my VRB, just not as refined. But surprisingly close. It had a full fret level a year or so ago and plays perfectly!
This particular d-hole was reviewed by the first owner on this forum. You can find it by doing a search, because I don't know how add a link here (Ernie, if you know how, will you attach it, since you wrote it?). Besides having exceptional volume, it has a nice vintage quality to the tone that I really like. Frets have not needed leveling.
These guitars are great for gigging, and can hold their own in jams with much more expensive pieces. Both come with Hiscox flight cases. As I said, I thought long and hard about selling these and just decided to sell them yesterday, but with the VRB and Favino, and with some vintage pieces on the way, and with us moving into a smaller place soon, something had to give. I am eager to sell them quickly.
Asking $1300 for the oval hole and $1250 for the d-hole, shipping not included. But if you have a serious offer, talk to me. I can deliver free to anyone going to Django in June.
Pics are attached. I will try to get better ones, but these were all I had handy. As I said, this was a sudden and unexpected decision. If interested, please send me a PM.
I've never been a guitar player, but I've played one on stage.