1940’s Bortolo Busato "Grand Modele"
Offered is an exceptional example of the Busato workshop's output during the 1940's. The tone signature is more reminiscent of golden period Selmer guitars than what is typically synonymous with Busato production from this time.
In 2015, this guitar underwent an extensive restoration bringing it up to optimum play ability and stability. The fingerboard was replaced and neck angle was corrected. The instrument was re-fretted and intonated with a custom fitted bridge.
Lower Bout: 41 cmBody Depth: 10 cmScale: 675 mmTuning Machines: SB Salvatore Bilardi Nickel Plated (Galalith Buttons)Tailpiece: BB Nickel PlatedFingerboard: Gabon Ebony Bridge: Brazilian RosewoodFrets: Nickel Silver Nut: BoneNeck: 3 Piece Mahogany Headstock Overlay: EbonyTop: French SpruceSides: Laminated MahoganyBack: Pressed Laminate MahoganyLining: SolidFinish: French VarnishWeight: 3.65 LbsCase: Hiscox Pro II (Included)Previously owned by the late Tony Weiss. This guitar is pictured on page 243. of "The Story of Selmer Maccaferri Guitars" by Selmer expert Francois Charle
This guitar is available for examination and demo in our shop and has been
meticulously set up and restored to our exacting specifications. Questions? Call us: 949-415-6172
Model:"Grand Modele" Tony Weiss