Barault, Jean (FR)
Biréli Lagrène, Tchavolo Schmitt, Dorado Schmitt, Angelo Debarre, and Stochelo Rosenberg currently play and endorse Barault guitars.
The sound of this instrument is among the best Selmer copies being made today.
Barault's specialty is building instruments which sound very close to the early, pre-war Selmers like Django's Selmer #503.
Barault is one of the very few luthiers today actually making Selmer copies with a real pliage. He uses the method that Selmer did. The top is bent with a hot iron which creates a fold, or "pliage," in the top just under the bridge.