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Update 11/25/2019:  

CB #16: June 2014.   Previously owned by Gerald Thompson, now owner of DB #68.   Gerald also owns CB #15, a Coco Derecho, but I digress.

This Selmer size guitar is based on Jacques Castelluccia’s petite bouche guitars of the 1950s and has the clear open sound with tons of volume that is characteristic of his work.   The top is four brace Engelmann spruce.   The sides are laminated California Claro Walnut.   Neck shaft is butternut reinforced with carbon fiber rods, no adjustable truss rod, neck is very stable.  Fingerboard is Indian Rosewood, 670mm scale, Evo Gold frets with no wear.  Bridge is Indian rosewood.  DR tailpiece.  Golden Age tuners, new Argentine 10 strings.  Finish is polished varnish in excellent condition.  Minor pick digs in top above the strings, not broken through the finish.   One minor ding on upper sides.  More pictures and details upon request.  Sounds great, plays great, ready to go.       $2,800 (cash price) with HSC.


CB #42:   This guitar belonged to Michael Joseph Harris of Ultrafaux and Hot Club of Baltimore fame.   He recently bought CB #62 and 42 is now available.

Busato size,  lutz spruce top, laminated curly French walnut back and sides, mahogany neck with walnut centerline split, Ebano fingerboard, stainless frets with very little wear.  Top has been redone and body finish refreshed, French polish.  Neck is a modern shape and the action low, very comfortable to play.   Miller enclosed tuners and tail.   This guitar has seen lots of playing, but is in excellent condition.   Very minor fret wear, minor dings on the neck back and head.   It has a great voice and plays very well.  You can see many videos of Michael Harris playing it on FB and Youtube.    $3,600 (cash price), includes hard shell case.

  

 

Here is Michael’s Facebook video of playing the guitar yesterday after the recent setup:


 

One Comment

  1. Craig,

    This is a beautiful instrument. It has a rich tone and seems to be very responsive in the videos with Michael playing some very nice passages to demonstrate the evenness and clear tonal qualities throughout the range of the instrument. The sound is very well balanced from rich, dry bass to clear bell like trebles. Sweet!

    —tam


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