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(D1) 1950s 6-string Del Vecchio acoustic resonator guitar (red/gold sunburst)

(D1) 1950s 6-string Del Vecchio acoustic resonator guitar (red/gold sunburst)

Regular price $2,000.00 USD
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From the 1950s, Del Vecchio “dinâmicos”—the name for the resonator guitars produced by the São Paulo-based instrument manufacturer— are possibly the best factory guitars ever made in Brazil.  They have a unique and powerful voice, and in some ways are better than North American resonator guitars— with a sweeter and faster response.  Del Vecchio produced “dinâmicos” in a number of formats:  bandolim, cavaco, tenor guitar, 10-string viola, and 6-string guitar.  These have been played and recorded by Brazilian greats, such as Garoto, Zé Menezes, and Jacob do Bandolim, and are also favored by North American guitarists, such as Chet Atkins, Eric Johnson, and Earl Klugh.  Chet Atkins liked these guitars so much that he started importing them to the US in the 1960s!

This guitar is fully acoustic (no pickup) and has a special and unusual red, white and gold decorative scheme.  With age, it is missing a few pieces of the red and white binding, but has excellent vintage vibe and is a period piece— if you walked onto the bandstand in São Paulo in the mid-1950s, this might be the guitar you would be playing!  The guitar is 100% original, including the aluminum resonator cone— the heart of the instrument.   The only change is that a new bone saddle has been installed.  It comes with its original case in well-worn/poor condition;  the guitar, by comparison, is in excellent condition for a vintage instrument.  This guitar has excellent cut in the roda!

Top, back & sides: Brazilian mahogany (laminated)
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut: plastic+zero fret
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 635mm
Nut width: 51mm
Body depth: 102mm
Widest body width: 371mm
Finish: nitro
Tuners: Horvath clover
Pickup: No
Case: gig bag
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo 
Notes: original cone, original case.
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