Shelley D. Park: Shelley's deep appreciation for the subtleties of fine wood combined with her affinity for acoustic music led her naturally to a career in lutherie. Her love of the music of Django Reinhardt further focused her lutherie skills, constructing guitars based on the original designs of Mario Maccaferri and the Henri Selmer Company of France. Shelley D. Park has been building fine guitars in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1991. She brings a wealth of listening and playing experience to her craft and her background as a rhythm guitar player has given her a long and intimate connection to the classic Selmer guitar sound. Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail are reflected in every instrument she builds.
A Shelley Park gypsy jazz guitar embodies the authentic sound and look of the original Selmer instruments while reflecting a contemporary approach to lutherie. Each Park guitar is lovingly hand made, incorporating the proven artistry of traditional craftsmanship and the advantages of the best modern building techniques. The design and construction are based on the original Selmer Maccaferri specifications, ensuring both the definitive Selmer beauty and the unique richness and projection desired by gypsy jazz players. Every Park Guitar is a tasteful balance between authenticity and subtle originality, an instrument that is both a classic and a unique expression.
-Aged Carpathian Spruce Top
-Aged Carpathian Braces
-Solid Mahogany Linings
-Heat Bent Pliage
-Waverly Deluxe Engraved Tuning Machines (Snakewood Buttons)
-Snakewood Selmer-Maccaferri Type Bridge
-Ebony Headstock Overlay
-Laminated Santos Rosewood Back and Sides
-DR Tailpiece Ebony Insert
-Fret 9 Dot Marker
-43.2mm Nut Width