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La Parisienne

January 15, 2012   |   0 Comments |  

La Parisienne


670 mm scale length

1 3/4″ wide at the nut

Traditionally carved neck
Quarter sawn Walnut neck, with the original Selmer headstock neck joint (this model features a truss rod access through soundhole)
Neck is fully adjustable.
Ebony Headplate
Spherical fret ends (as per the original Selmer/Maccaferri design)
Thick Ebony fingerboard
Solid quarter sawn spruce soundboard; Heat bent pliage
Each soundboard is scientifically tuned for optimum efficiency in tone production
Laminated back and sides: Interior veneer Mahogany/ exterior veneer in Indian Rosewood
Solid laminated interior lining (Not Kerfed)
Wooden binding, purfling and trim throughout
Finished in gracefully distressed nitrocellulose lacquer to give the instrument the feel of an antique instrument;interior is finished as per originals
Schaller Selmer style tuners
DR Tailpiece

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About the Author (Author Profile)

Michael Collins graduated from the Roberto Venn School of Luthiery in 1992. He built Harpsichords, and Fortepianos for the firm of Hubbard & Broekman Harpsichords in Boston for seven years, before resuming his love for guitar building. He began making reproductions of Selmer style instruments in 2002, and wrote a book describing that process which was published in 2006. He lives in Arizona, and is in the middle of creating a Selmer guitar building course for the Roberto Venn School of Luthiery.

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