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Shelley D Park Modele Elan 12 Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Shelley D Park Modele Elan 12 Gypsy Jazz Guitar

$ 3,995.00

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Shelley D. Park Elan 12 Gypsy Jazz Guitar (2008)

Every Park Guitar is a tasteful balance between authenticity and subtle originality, an instrument that is both a classic and a unique expression.

  • Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Cutaway
  • Slotted headstock
  • Ebony fretboard, bridge & saddle
  • Rosewood bindings with purflings
  • 2 strap buttons installed
  • "D" shaped sound hole with colorful rosette
  • SN: 246
  • Original hard shell case included
  • Lively and loud, this guitar is very easy to play and super fun!


  • Overview

    • Early 30's Maccaferri Style Design
    • D Shaped Soundhole
    • 640mm Scale Length
    • 12 Fret Neck Join (12 frets clear of the body, 24 frets total)
  • Condition: used, Excellent
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Saddle string spacing: 2 5/32"
  • Lower bout: 15 3/4"
  • Depth at the tail: 4"
  • Neck profile: Middle of the road, "C" profile
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    The design of the Modèle Elan is based on the earliest models created by the Selmer Company under the direction of Mario Maccaferri. This instrument utilizes a short scale length in combination with a 12 fret neck join and the 'grande bouche' D-shaped soundhole.

    Tonally, this instrument offers a rich, warm sound with complimentary overtones that are often described as being similar to a classical guitar. Typically this instrument has been regarded as the rhythm guitar in Gypsy Jazz as its percussive punch offers a solid underpinning for soloists. While some players may find its 12 frets limiting, there should be no mistaking its capabilities as a lead instrument.