Gypsy Jazz Maccaferri style acoustic guitar made by Excelsior. In "as new" condition

Denmead, Hampshire
£350.00

Colin

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Posted
16 days ago

Description

Gypsy Jazz Maccaferri style acoustic guitar made by Excelsior. . Condition is as new. I bought this guitar in July 2019 and it's hardly been played. It has Argentine Savarez 1510 (010-045) loop end strings and I have replaced the bridge with a slightly lower one to facilitate a lower action. It has the big sound typical of the Maccaferri style gypsy jazz guitars.
This guitar is one of ten made in China (but designed in Emsworth, UK). I have the original receipt for purchase from Havant Music Mart in Hampshire. Sadly the Chinese luthier died so no more were made. Unfortunately there is no case but it will be packed safely as befits this guitar.
A little varnish is missing where the fretboard meets the sound hole. I have tried to show this in the photo. Also, a tiny tiny chip in the underside of the sound hole is evident.
I do not have the full specifications but know that it has solid maple back and sides. I'm pretty sure that the top is solid Sitka Spruce. The designer, Bill Ferguson, based it on the Maccaferri Cafe Royal Grand Arterton, but with a deeper body for a fuller sound.

Neck length is 25 1/2" and nut width is 1 10/16".

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