Guitarz we last looked at a Wandre Brigitte Bardot guitar almost two years ago, but for me this multicoloured example from 1958/59 is even more striking. It's a typically (considering it's a Wandre) idiosyncratic instrument: basically an acoustic archtop hollobody bizarrely juxtaposed with a metal neck, and with pickups and bridge mounted in a floating pickguard whilst volume and tone controls sit in their own little box that looks like it could have been made from a tobacco tin. This side view (below) illustrates quite nicely the unusual construction:
Brigitte Bardot? Well, it seems Wandre just liked naming their guitars after glamourous fashion models of the day. I think it was something to do with the curvy body.
This particular beauty is currently for sale, via our friends at Vintage & Rare, priced at €4950.
G L Wilson
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