50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole

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50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole

Postby Bangonthedoortwice » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:07 pm

Hello Everyone and a happy new 2012.

I thought i would post some pix of my 50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole.

It's a great guitar, chirpping highs and can really growl.

Are any of you familiar with this guitar?
It's originally from Paris.
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Re: 50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole

Postby Djangoslefthandman » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:34 pm

I'm not aware of Couesnon guitars, looks a beaut. Is that tail piece original ? The fingerboard looks to be pretty wide or is it an optical trick because the body is smaller ?

Thanks for posting this fine looking instrument which I find very appealing
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Re: 50's Couesnon Atelier 14 Fret F hole

Postby Bangonthedoortwice » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:15 am

hi,

Thanks! yes it is a wonderful and special guitar. You're right, it is an optical illusion, although I'll expand on that below., Couesnon guitars, this in particular is a hand made copy of a Di Mauro, over on gypsyguitars.com you can see both in the sold and for sale section, ( i am replying on my phone otherwise i would put a link for you. Its pretty easy to find though).

The neck feels great, I've had a Gitane D500 and also a 250m and my couesnon is in between these Gitane necks in width i would guess but definitely not as slim as the strat type neck on the 250m or overly thick. The picture could be a slight optical illusion. I could measure it if you really would like to know that exact measurements. The notes seem to just fall under my fingers when i play so i wouldn't say its like those large uncomfortable Hofner/honer/harmony necks.

i guess the tail piece isn't original, i am unsure of how to check though.

I have actually just put this up on sale, moving abroad and just taking the Martin :/

ps apologies for taking So long in responding.
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