Ger Boonstra was one of the finest Gypsy Jazz Luthiers in Europe. He passed away May 15, 2020.
At the heart of his various careers he was an engineer, and had incredible insight into how things worked and could be improved. From motorcycle engine tuning, shoe design, race bicycles and finally guitars, Ger mastered old world techniques and incorporated modern advances in technology to create instruments which were uniquely his. He had no interest in making direct copies, nor a standard model of guitar; he took the best from his years of experience repairing Favinos, Selmers and Busatos and applied his engineering spirit in the pursuit of improvement.

This 2018 Ger Boonstra guitar is in excellent/near mint condition.
Complete with gorgeous figured (laminate) Walnut back and sides, Coramandel neck, Bocote fingerboard, and aged Spruce top.

The appointments include one of Ger’s handmade antique Tailpieces, Boonstra Replica tuners/buttons, and brass logo on the headstock.

Inspired by Favino dimensions: a wider lower bout and deeper body, but adapted with Ger’s insights and taste, this guitar is a great example of Ger’s work and constant innovation. He said himself of the guitar, “this one has life!”

This Boonstra has a full rounded tone, deep bass register, and Favino style barking highs; making it suitable for both rhythm and lead work. A Great gypsy guitar from one of the best luthiers in Europe.

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Luthier Ger Boonstra
Model Favino
Type Oval hole
Origin Holland
Top European Spruce
Back Laminated Walnut
Sides Laminated Walnut
Neck & headstock Indian rosewood
Fretboard Bocote

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