Please note: due to changes in regulations and constant design developments, we sometimes need to change details such as binding and inlay materials.
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||44.5||1 3/4|
|Frets to body||14|
|String spacing at bridge||56||2 3/16|
|Overall length||1030||40 1/2|
|Body length||477||18 3/4|
|Body at upper bouts||293||11 1/2|
|Body at lower bouts||399||15 9/16|
|Depth of sides at tailpin||104||4 1/8|
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