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Established 1970

Featured Inventory Archives 1999-2012

Gruhn Guitars Selmer oval-hole

1950s Selmer


No guitar model is as closely identified with a single style of music as the Selmer "petit bouche" and the gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt. The Selmers were originally designed by Mario Macaferri in 1932 with a large D-shaped soundhole and an internal resonator, but by 1934 Selmer had overhauled the design to feature the oval hole or "small mouth."

This example (inv. #AM6336) was made in the early 1950s and features a 26.5" scale and a fingerboard width of 1.75" at the zero fret. It has rosewood back and sides and an exceptionally fine sound. In VG+ condition with a hard case, it is offered at $32,500.

This instrument is SOLD

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