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This stunning D-18 12-fret slotted headstock in 1935 sunburst by Bagnasco & Casati Guitar Makers of Savona, is just in on consignment. When I first opened the case, I thought it might be from Henkes & Blazer rather than B&C so I immediately pinged Andreas. He replied that “The finish on that D-18 is the German lacquer that we were (sic) suggested by Willi and Rudie”. It seems this is part of a transitional batch built just prior to introducing their new “thin skin”. It’s a gorgeous guitar with a Gibson-like tea burst over a full moon harvested Alpine Spruce top with D-18 appointments and mahogany back and sides stained dark. Top and back binding is faux tortoise with w/b/w trim on the top with a simple rosette in the same motif. The belly-down bridge is an exact replica from Martin’s golden era. The mahogany neck with slotted headstock with Golden Age Restoration tuners in relic nickel measures 1 13/16” at the nut with a modified V profile with 2 3/8” spacing at the bridge. The 30’s style pickguard makes the whole package look somewhat like Norman Blake’s famous ’34 12-fret D-28 that many of us hold in such high esteem. Condition-wise it is near mint. The top has been tuned with golden era bracing and it rings with volume and dynamic range. There is something about these 12-fret dreads that is special whether because of the position of the bridge, the additional surface of the top, or the feeling that every note is “right there”. A very special artisan guitar in every way.

2017
Bagnasco & Casati
Near Mint
Sunburst
Original Hard
18 Years
$5,950
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
5:03 AM

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We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.