Thursday, 26 April 2012

Vintage & Rare guitar of the week: Wandre Brigitte Bardot model in rare multicolour finish
Here at 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:

Why 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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  1. Checking to see that the (Blogger) comments are working.

  2. Wow, almost as beautiful as its namesake!



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