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2016 Shelley Park Modele Encore

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SN# 323

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 26 3/8" (670mm) Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Materials: Bookmatched solid Lutz spruce top; solid figured bookmatched Bigleaf maple back, sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard; curly maple bound body.

Hardware: All original hardware including solid ebony bridge; DR Selmer style tailpiece; gold Schaller tuners.

Notes: Shelley Park's guitars have become prized on both sides of the Atlantic for their beauty, power and ultra-meticulous craftsmanship. An updating of the Selmer "Petit Bouche" used by Django himself, the Park Encore has the long 670mm scale for exceptional punch and projection, and a 14 fret neck for improved access. With top of stunningly bright bookmatched Englemann spruce rimmed in curly maple binding, the guitar is extremely light in weight (just 3lb 15oz, 1.80kg) and the neck joins the body in a slim, elegant beveled heel.

Immaculately constructed, this example is built with back and sides of intensely flamed bookmatched fiddleback maple, with a gorgeous quartersawn solid Lutz spruce soundboard. Somewhat stiffer than Sitka spruce, Lutz borrows some of the brilliance and headroom of Adirondack or Red Spruce, with enhanced responsiveness under strong pick attack.

A special feature of this instrument is the oval sound port on the upper bass bout, which not only enhances the tone under the ear, but also increases volume and bass response for the instrument as a whole. The voice is clear and crisp in the highs, and particularly resonant in the mids and lows, with exceptional power and projection.

The Park neck profile is a gentle D, renowned for its comfort and playability, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup. A magnificent combination of Old World design and New World sensibility. Here's a chance to jump the queue and bag a bargain besides. 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 black arched plush lined hardshell case.






















































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