Sure to be popular with any Gypsy Jazz guitar player. The Gitane DG-255 is a faithful recreation of the Selmer-style jazz guitar that replaced the original Maccaferri design of the early 1930’s. Easily recognizable in early photos of Django!
With it’s longer scale length, it’s a breeze to play and the smaller soundhole gives the guitar it’s characteristic snap, percussive and focused sound required by aficionados. There is nothing else on the market that even comes close. Let Gitane Put the Gypsy in Your Soul!
Selected solid Spruce top with Rosewood back and sides
Body is bound in Solid Ebony with Maple/Walnut/Maple purfling on top and back
Bound Mahogany neck with a 21-fret fingerboard of genuine Ebony, marked with Pearl position dots
Genuine bone nut with traditional “zero” fret
Dovetail neck/body joint
Body size- 14-fret neck joint – Scale length 26 5/8” – Nut width 1 3/4” – Body length 18 1/2” – Lower bout 16” – Upper bout 11 1/4”
Characteristic “Oval” soundhole, surrounded with a delicate Multi-ply rosette
Ebony Mustache bridge with, a compensated, movable center
Geared 14:1 ratio, gold-plated, slotted peghead tuning machines
Adjustable truss rod