1932-Selmer Orchestre Model-Diz Disley

An acoustic guitar by Henri Selmer branded Fabriqué en France par H. Selmer & Cie/Mario Maccaferri and branded Maccaferri Pat No. 10431/Henri Selmer Paris on the headstock; the back and sides of calamander rosewood with single cutaway, spruce top, D shaped soundhole, slotted headstock with ebony veneer, walnut neck and 22 fret ebony fingerboard with snowflake and crescent moon inlay, ebony bridge, metal tailpiece with tortoiseshell insert, string length 25 9/16in. (65cm), lower bout width 15 11/16in. (39.9cm), in hardshell fitted case
Price realized
GBP 12,650
GBP 5,000 – GBP 7,000
Closed: 15 Jul 1997
“Sold with a receipt of sale from Diz Disley dated 21 February 1992”

Produced: 1932

Serial Number: ?


Possibly a new example of an early Orchestre model.  Has the early patent number.  Has the tortoiseshell insert and a D shaped sound hole.

No images or serial number was available.  However the note about Dis Disley could be a clue.  This D-Shaped guitar is clearly different than the converted Eddie Freeman model #218 also owned by him and currently for sale as of 12/2022.