Altamira has established a reputation as one of the most interesting brands for Gypsy Jazz guitars. With a focus on high quality woods and authentic sound, Altamira guitars offer excellent value for money. Built in Asia under the direction of Hanson Yao, who trained at the renowned Rodriguez workshop in Spain, the instruments are played by both professional and passionate Gypsy Jazz guitarists around the world.
The “M” stands for the initials of the legendary guitar maker Mario Maccaferri, who developed this type of guitar and built it in collaboration with the French manufacturer Selmer from 1932 to about 1952. Although Maccaferri’s collaboration with Selmer ended in 1934, the company continued to produce several models of this guitar until 1952. It was Django Reinhard who made the Selmer Maccaferri guitars popular and his playing style. Thus, the Selmer Maccaferri model with its relatively large body and either oval “Petite Bouche” or D-shaped “Grande Bouche” sound hole is an indispensable element for any guitarist who wants to explore the inspiring and fascinating repertoire of Gypsy Jazz.
The M20 is a high quality and one of the finest models in the Altamira Gipsy Jazz series. It is built from solid tone woods, has a carefully selected spruce top and premium Ovangkol back and sides. With its light weight, superb response and thinly crafted cedro neck, it is a very comfortable and reliable guitar. It is available with oval sound hole (Petite Bouche) or D-shaped sound hole (Grande Bouche), with high gloss finish or antique finish. An extremely versatile and rewarding instrument that will please all guitarists looking for a reliable Gipsy guitar with a full, warm sound. A well-fitting hard-shell case is included for optimal protection of the instrument.
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|Soundboard:||Spruce – solid|
|Back and sides:||Ovangkol – solid|