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Busato / Roundhole Gypsy / 1940 / Guitar For Sale

Unique and very rare roundhole Busato from the 1940s. Busato's are notoriously hard to date exactly because, like in this case, there are no serial numbers, logo's and/or stamps to give an indication. This is the very first round hole Busato we've encountered, and as far as we can tell it is the only round hole Gypsy Jazz Busato currently on the internet. Most round hole Busato's, and there are not a lot of those, are flattop models more in line with the Martins and Gibsons of that era although often using a Gypsy Jazz tailpiece and bridge. This guitar was made using laminated maple for the back and sides and a cedar top bound with multiple layers of different colored wood. The black, typical Busato shaped pickguard has six -again typical Busato- "diamond" inlays. The neck is again typically Busato 3-piece consisting out of two outer layer of walnut and an ebony centerstrip and was fitted with an ebony fretboard with brass frets. The two outer pieces of the compensated ebony bridge have abalone inlays and the brass tailpiece is newer. Condition is "Very Good" with the expected signs of use, the top has three repaired cracks, there are some touch-ups of the finish and the tuners (although old/vintage) are non-original. Includes newer hardshell case. Consignment. Specifications Body Shape: Gypsy Jazz Body Material: Laminated maple Top Material: Solid Cedar Lefty No Body Details: multi-layered body bindings, black painted pickguard Neck Material: 3-piece ebony/walnut Neck Profile: U Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 16” Neck Details: Dot position markers Nutwidth: 47,5 mm - 1 7/8" Scale Length: 670 mm - 26 3/8" String spacing: 57.5 mm - 1 7/8" Bridge: Ebony compensated Tuners: 3-on-a-plate (replacement) Pickup None Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: expected playwear and signs of use for its age Modifications/ Repairs: Three repaired top cracks, some finish touch-ups Tech Notes: None Travels in: Newer Hardshell Case Accessories: None

The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
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7691CE Bergentheim
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