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Shelley D Park Modele Elan 12 Gypsy Jazz Guitar

Shelley D Park Modele Elan 12 Gypsy Jazz Guitar

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

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

    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.