Gypsy Jazz

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Gitane D-500 Maccaferri-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar
D Hole - Only $780 - hardshell case $ lower 48 shipping

List: $995

This is it, a classic Selmer-Maccaferri style jazz guitar at a
quite reasonable price.  This is a good quality reproduction of
the originals.

“You cannot purchase any other guitar in the world for several
hundred bills that will sound better than the D500.”

“Tons of tone, very loud and articulate. The sound is VERY
strong in the midrange and trebles, the basses are O.K.”

“The sound of this guitar is really the standout. It is addictive
to play it, since it's so fun to just listen to the huge tone.
Extremely Django-esque, and perfect for gypsy jazz . . . .
Traditionally, the D-hole models are considered the "rhythm"
guitars of gypsy jazz, but it does great for lead, too.”

“Echoey, resonator-like harmonics are possible. Very unique

“With silverwound "correct" strings (Galli ball end 10's made in
Italy)- HOLY CRAP!!! This is the best sounding acoustic I
have ever owned. And I've owned many. It is also the
LOUDEST acoustic I've ever heard!!!!”

“I've been playing guitar for over 30 years. After getting this, I
have sold EVERYTHING else. I fully expect this to be my last

“For the price, this guitar is truly in a class of it's own. They
could have sold it for $2000 and it would have been worth
every penny.”

See here for full reviews.  

  • Solid spruce top
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Ebony/maple body binding
  • Characteristic large “D” soundhole
  • High-gloss finish with aging toner for vintage look
  • Bound mahogany neck with 21-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Pearl position dots
  • Bone nut and traditional "zero" fret
  • Dovetail neck/body joint
  • Thin, comfortable, bound mahogany neck
  • 12-fret neck joint
  • Extended 24-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Scale 25 1/4" (listed as 25.5" in some spec sheets)
  • Nut width 1 7/8”
  • Body 18 1/2” - Lower bout 16” - Upper bout 11 1/4”
  • Horizontal cutaway
  • Slotted headstock with rosewood overlay
  • Moustache bridge with, a compensated, movable center
  • Geared 14:1 ratio, gold-plated, slotted peghead tuning
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Trapeze tailpiece accepting either ball or loop ends
  • Adjusted at
  • Includes CP1519 hard shell case and lower 48 shipping

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