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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Jonas Fromseier tried some of my guitars at Django in June this year and liked the strong direct sound of the Corazón but wanted a petite bouche on a Selmer size body.   Voila!   A Selmer size guitar with bracing inspired by Joseph DiMauro the elder.   Two braces near the bridge, more widely spaced than Selmer, one large brace under the end of the fingerboard and a thicker top than usually found on Selmers.  The result is, I think, just what Jonas was looking for:

Selmer size, petite bouche, Lutz spruce top, curly French walnut back and sides (laminated).  Walnut neck, 670 scale, Ebano fingerboard, nickel silver 45 x 100 frets,  Miller tuners and tail, a light tinting and full French polish.   Tone is fundamental and articulate.   Very responsive with quick attack and a large dynamic range which seems to fits Jonas’s style of playing well.

A Dimauro style petite bouche for DC player James Key.  James contributed a lot to the specifics and the look.   Dimauro plantilla, cedar top with bracing ala Joseph Dimauro the Elder, arched back in curly walnut.   Butternut and walnut neck, ebony fingerboard, nickel silver 45 x 100 frets.  Miller hardware, French polish finish.