Selmer Petite Bouche #807 from 1949, in very good condition.

Here is a superb example of this timeless model produced by Selmer, made in the last years of their guitar production period. It concentrates all of the elements developed and refined over the course of almost two decades which preceded its construction, which ensured this type of guitar quickly dominate the jazz scene of the 1930s, particularly thanks to the intervention of Django Reinhardt: we find the top folded under the bridge similarly to Neapolitan mandolins, the small oval mouth to which the model owes its nickname, the body and neck joined at the 14th fret, a width at the nut reduced compared to that of the first era… The instrument also features its “S” stamped tuners and tailpiece, and is sold in its beautiful pegamoid Selmer case. Spruce top, rosewood laminate back and sides.

Two points that are important to mention: this guitar belonged to and was played by none other than French musician Thomas Dutronc, whose contribution to the continuity of Django’s musical heritage in the 21st century is not the least, beyond his involvement in the modern French variété scene. The instrument is also the one featured on the cover of the book The History of Selmer-Maccaferri Guitars which, to this day, is the essential reference for Selmer guitars, and all those who keep it close on their bedside table will no doubt recognize the #807 at first glance – a copy of the book is included with the guitar.

Appraisal and complete professional setup done in our workshop, the instrument is perfectly optimized for comfort and spot-on intonation.


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