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Gypsy Jazz Sassafras

'Sassafras' was a project to build a short scale length gypsy jazz D-hole guitar with 12 frets to the body. I wanted to bring together this very traditional and early Selmer guitar design with unusual tonewoods and bespoke designs. In this case, Australian timber was used (black sassafras and snakewood) and a striped maple and mahogany pattern on the headstock. The result is a compact and extra comfortable gypsy jazz guitar with a unique sweet tonal range.

- 12 fret D-hole

- Back and sides: Black sassafras

- Soundboard: Bearclaw spruce

- Scale length: 640mm

- Finish: French polished (shellac)

- Special features: Custom inlaid artwork, striped headstock veneer

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