Remi Harris Signature Guitar
I’ve always loved Gypsy jazz, and I’ve been making “fringe” jazz guitars for quite some time, but this time I went the whole hog. Watching Remi Harris play at Ullapool gave me the boost I needed, and here we are.
It’s a very close replica of an original Selmer guitar, with plywood back and sides- a very thin outside veneer of Indian Rosewood, central core of poplar I think, and an inside veneer of Sapele, just like the originals, made this way for stiffness and low weight.
Remi is very happy with this guitar, and I do want to be making instruments for this style of music, so I’ve decided to remove the “ Egyptian” and “Caliban” models from the standard list, and to offer this one guitar instead. I needed a suitable name, “Egyptian” would have worked, but I’ve been using that for the earlier designs, so I decided to use Remi’s name instead. He is happy, I am happy.
|Remi Harris Signature Specification|
|Fingerboard width at nut||46||1 13/16|
|Scale length||629||24 3/4|
|Frets to body||14|
|String spacing at bridge||57||2 1/4|
|Overall length||1002||39 1/2|
|Body length||473||18 5/8|
|Body at upper bouts||288||11 3/8|
|Body at lower bouts||395||15 9/16|
|Depth of sides at tailpin||108||4 1/4|