Vagabond ‘Grande Bouche’
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The Vagabond 'Grande Bouche' Gypsy Jazz guitar is my interpretation of François Charle's #807 Selmer, but features a 14-fret connection with a longer 670 mm scale length making it a versatile instrument for both rhythm and lead playing.
Staying true to form with traditional build techniques, this instrument features a 3-ply veneer back and sides for improved tonality and overall strength. The torrefied spruce soundboard features a real 'pliage' or fold just behind the bridge all lending to more punch, volume, and quick attack.
Beautifully-grained Pau Ferro serves as the exterior veneer and the inner consists of a Mahogany veneer with a thin layer of shellac. All have been finished in a French polish.
- Body shape - Selmer (14 frets to body)
- Scale length - 670 mm (26.378")
- Top - Torrefied Spruce
- Back/Sides - Pau Ferro
- Fretboard - Ebony
- Neck - Honduran Mahogany
- Headstock - Face: Ebony
- Rosette / Purfling - B/W/R
- Bindings - Ebony w/W/B/W
- Bridge - Ebonized Rosewood
- Tuners - Miller w/Ebony Buttons
- Tailpiece - Custom Brass
- Nut - Bone