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2009 Dell'Arte Jimmy Rosenberg Model

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SN#: 0903859

Body size at lower bout: 16 5/8". Scale length: 26 3/8" (675mm) Nut Width: 1 3/4" Body depth at endblock: 4 1/4"

Materials: Bookmatched solid European spruce top; solid Indian rosewood back and sides; solid curly maple neck and binding; solid ebony fingerboard and bridge; mother of pearl position markers and peghead inlay.

Hardware: All original hardware including solid ebony bridge; gold DR Selmer style tailpiece; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners; adjustable truss rod.

Notes: San Diego based luthier John Kinnard has built an international following for his faithfully crafted gypsy jazz guitars. The Dell'Arte Jimmy Rosenberg is a deluxe version of the well regarded Dell'Arte Hommage. Built in the style of the Favino Petit Bouche, it is the largest of the traditional gypsy jazz guitars. This design is renowned for it's increased power and projection, and is a versatile instrument for either lead or rhythm work.

This handsome example is made with the long 675 mm scale, with a generous 1 3/4" nut for easy fingering. With back and sides of handsome Indian Rosewood, the body makes a brilliant platform for the solid bookmatched Sitka spruce top. The guitar is in superb condition, with a spectacular tiger flame maple neck, gold Schaller 16X1 tuners, and the traditional DR tailpiece with signture inlay.

The guitar has smooth low action over an inviting, gently flattened D profile neck, and the voice is brilliant and forward, with excellent projection and bark. Apart from a few finish dents where the scratchplate was removed, the guitar appears otherwise virtually unplayed, without buckle, thumb, fingerboard or fretwear. We are pleased to offer this fine example, rarely seen on the vintage market. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge silvered steel strings, and will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference.

Case: Original deluxe plus lined hardshell case.





































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