Reading about Django's 503 and guitars being burned in funeral pyre's makes me wonder how many playable Henri Selmer guitars remain in existence. My definition of "playable" is pretty loose, I'm just using it to distinguish a guitar that is in one piece and can still stand to be strung up from one that is a box full of pieces.
I've wondered about this for some time. My guess is less than a hundred, but I really have no idea.
Anyone want to take a stab at it?
Edit: Well, maybe more than a hundred. Jacques Mazzoleni's website shows 40 distinct Selmers having passed though his gypsyguitar.com store alone. Course that includes some tenor, classical, and Hawaiian guitars. I was thinking the styles Django used, petite and gran bouche models, but no need to be so picky.