Sonora Modèle Jazz Gypsy guitar – 1950


Acoustic Hollow Body Gypsy flattop guitar with steel strings


Spruce top, laminated rosewood back and sides, hardwood neck

Hardwood fretboard


The body is supported by a pointed bracing construction, the body has an arched or ‘bombe’ front and back, and the neck is connected to the body with a flat rather than a swallow-shaped connection. These were all standard features of the exceptional Busato guitars. The Sonora jazz-guitars have either a grand bouche soundhole, or a smaller and rounder soundhole. Originally, the name ‘Sonora’ was applied to the headstock or top of the body, but there was no label inside the instrument that provided information about the location of the workshop, so that customers and the tax authorities could not track down the origin of the instrument.

Last updated on 11 May 2020
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