Oldschool 48

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

2600,00 TTC

2166,66€ outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

 

Reissue of the legendary jazz guitar Selmer style made by my grandfather in the 40s and 50s, and also popularized in the early 2000s by the prestigious guitarist Dorado Schmitt (Vienna festival with Bireli Lagrene). It has the particularity to have an arched back (curved molded) without back braces offering to the guitar a big sound projection and characteristic tone of the time, the famous “Oldschool sound”. With his intermediate D hole format, designed by my grandfather and become one of the distinguishing features of the brand, it offers maximum versatility in terms of playability. The mold used was the one used by my grandfather in time and materials including mahogany and cedar top from a very old stock from the years 40, that belonged therefore to my grandfather and then my father. According to the original, its neck is mahogany integrating a trussrod intended to optimize playing comfort, and has a vintage patina type finish. This guitar received glorious reviews in Guitarist Acoustic magazine.

LE TEMOIGNAGE DE DORADO SCHMITT J’ai joué pendant plus de 10 ans, un peu partout dans le monde, avec cette guitare là. Je l’avais trouvée à Bruxelles, sur un marché aux puces, dans les années 90. J’ai juste fait refretter la touche et poser un trussrod, si jamais le manche bougeait, sinon je l’ai laissée dans son “jus”. Au niveau du son, c’est une guitare exceptionnelle. Pour moi, c’est vraiment le grain, le son “Django”, avec de très bonnes basses et aussi beaucoup d’aigus. Il faut dire que la rosace en D, chez Castelluccia, est plus petite que chez Maccaferri. C’est ça aussi qui donne ce son. Parce que les guitares “en D” sonnent souvent un peu “creux”. Là, pas du tout ! castelluccia avait un secret bien à lui. A Vienne, tout le monde l’a essayée i Bireli, Stochello, Angelo Debarre, Sylvain Luc, qui l’a trouvait exceptionnelle… Malheureusement, je m’en suis séparé lors d’une soirée un peu “arrosée”. Quelqu’un qui connaissait ce modèle a voulu absolument me l’acheter. Le lendemain, j’ai regretté! J’e rêve encore … Chaque guitariste a son son, mais c’est franchement une super guitare !”   Voir le banc d'essai     Disponible sur commande sous 3 à 4 mois

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Description

Specifications :

  • Nut Width : 44mm
  • Size : 15 3/4″
  • Scale : 670
  • Back and sides : Mahogany 50 years old
  • Top : Solid Cedar with pliage (like vintage Selmers)
  • Neck : Mahogany with double action truss rod
  • Fingerboard : Ebony with radius
  • Binding : Maple
  • Bridge : Ebony
  • Tuners : Gold
  • Finish : Oiled finish

Additional information

Poids avec étui et emballage 10 kg

1 review for Oldschool 48

  1. 5 out of 5

    I commissioned the Old Fashion 48 (with an oval hole) while in Paris. I received it in August, and it is a dream come true. When I hold the guitar, it feels like a caress; when I play, it sounds both luxurious and vigorous. It is beautiful, and I could not be more pleased. Moreover, Mr. Castelluccia has been very helpful throughout the process. I feel lucky to own a guitar that is impeccably crafted by a master 3rd generation luthier. If you want to learn or love to play Jazz Manouche, then I suggest you get one of these masterpieces. You will have an incredible piece of art that you can use to make the art of music.

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