|Patenotte||Guitars by Claude Patenotte.
This wonderful instrument was handmade by Claude Patenotte in Mirecourt, France. Mirecourt has long been one of France’s most important centers for lutherie, with Patenotte being one of the oldest and most highly regarded builders of Selmer style guitars. Claude retired a few years ago, ending a long and successful career with no heir or successor to continue production. [Source and image: Lamberto Sanna, email 13 May 2015]