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New guitars in my life (5)

An old german saying is: "... often when you don´t imagine it happens ..." and exactly like this it was for me when in autumn 2015 the "ERG Guitars"-company from Israel asked me if i wanted to play one of their guitars to become an official Endorser for them.

03 Mod Bertino tobacco front closeWho will say no to that. Me neither.
But already i had a very clear vision of what kind of a guitar i would have liked to play. In the 1930-50ies of last century there was this famous luthier from Paris/France, Bernabe Busato, who already in this time built very special Jazzguitars that always have been a tempt for me as they have a very special round an full sound.

Meanwhile these guitars have become rarities and are getting harder amd harder to find on the market, and if you will have to pay something between 10 to 15.000.-€ which is just unaffordable for a musician like me..

I introduced my vision for copying such a Busato-Guitar to the constructors of Polak-Guitars (before ERG-Guitars) and provided them with detailed informations on how to build such a kind of making, detailed measures about headstock, bodyshape, top and bottom.
The Busato-guitars have become famous for their strongly arched bodies, similar to the meanwhile well known archtop jazzguitars. Just not with F-holes but the famous Oval-hole.

The new guitarseries called "Model Bertino" was then build on my devices by luthier Eduard Polak, the maker from ERG-Guitars and he built it for me. The guitars now are ready to rumble and are beeing offered in several different makings. They use highclassed Hardware by Miller and/or Grover, the woods are precious flamed maple or Eukalypt with 3-times glued spruce-tops. The prices vary from 3200 to 3750.-€, dpending on their making and features. The guitars are available thru me directly.

The ready results are very well done and real beauties to see and hear. See for yourself:

Polak - Mod. Bertino - Tobacco Series


Polak - Mod. Bertino - Maple Series

Tags: Bertino Rodmann, News, ERG, Polak-Guitars

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