Burgassi 1939 D-hole

    Burgassi 1939 D-hole
    Guitars by Siro Burgassi are among the most rare of all "Golden Period" instruments. He was one of the early principal shop foreman of Busato along with Gino Papiri; this pair would produce the majority of the master built Chevin Banjos and Busato deluxe guitars. Burgassi was one of the few luthiers of his day to implement radical design features that were far ahead of their time. This instrument bears similar features reminiscent of the violin and mandolin makers of Sicily. His inlayed top purfling, floating pick-guard and radically convexed back gives the instrument a look and voice of its own. The bass response and resonance of the low frequencies is enhanced by the free floating back and midrange response is stiff and articulate due to the hybrid fan bracing employed of the top. The result of Burgassi's experience building some of the best guitars in Paris culminated in brilliant instruments such as this fine example.
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 01
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 01
    Burgassi 1939 D-hole front close
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 02
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 02
    Burgassi 1939 D-hole front
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 03
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 03
    Burgassi 1939 D-hole back
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    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 04
    Burgassi 1939 D-hole front
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 05
    Burgassi 1939 Dhole 05
    Burgassi 1939 D-hole back