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Gitane DG-300 Selmer-Style Gypsy Jazz Guitar
D Hole - Only $1118 - hardshell case & lower 48 shipping

"The DG300 takes the already fine line of Gitane and takes it
another level up. In addition to its tone and playability, it is the
most authentic one so far - from the interior to the exterior.
And with the John Jorgenson preferred aesthetics – the
tortoiseshell binding and trim (which I’ve never seen this on a
gypsy-style guitar), oval fretboard inlay, original inspired
colored interior label, etc., it really lives up to being a true
signature model – quite unique and unlike any other, and with
lots of character."

List: $1495 guitar alone - we include the case & shipping!

An updated version of the Selmer-Maccaferri style jazz guitar
with spectacular detailing.  A real performance guitar.  

“Come-on... the DG300 w/ Brazilian b/s at $1100...?! Its
almost ridiculous NOT to buy one of these! I truly think the
Gitanes, if they ever stop production, will be instant collectors
item instruments because of their build-quality in addition to
bein excellent players. The DG250M and DG-300 are already
collectors items, in my opinion, because of their unique
attributes, i.e. all maple, Brazilan b/s, etc. as to also being
excellent players. Hey, really... - they're good enough for
John Jorgenson, and his endorsement should be convincing
enough for any player! Get a Gitane one while you can.. ”

  • Solid spruce top
  • Laminated (like the originals) Brazilian rosewood back
    and sides
  • Tortoise-style binding & tailpiece insert
  • Selmer style oval 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
  • Jorgenson's special neck shape
  • 26 5/8" scale
  • 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

“In comparing the DG250M and the DG300, I would first say
that they are very close, if not equal, in overall volume and
projection, with a nice blend of overtones. They both have
that authentic gypsy-manouche sound. The DG250M has a
brighter tone and I would describe its frequency response
shape as being more of a flat line, being quite even sounding,
if not to say quite balanced across the tonal range. The
DG300 has more bass response and I would describe its
frequency response shape as being more of a broad scooped
shape – more in the bass and in the highs, and with a little
more richness in the overtones..”

“The DG300’s neck shape is still . . . a flat shaped profile [but]
t is definitely more . . . fat, somewhat squared D-shape. The
thicker ebony fretboard also adds to the overall neck profile.
This was one of the things I was really looking forward to and
now can say first-hand that I am quite happy with (!) I
personally would still prefer more in the thickness, but it is a
noticeable difference from the DG250M neck, and I would say
is more of an extension of the DG500 neck profile but with

“The tuning machines are also very good. They are open-
geared three-on plate and the nice engravings and ivoroid
buttons remind of some high-end tuners, i.e. Schaller,
Waverly’s, etc. If anything, they are really nice copies and
work well."

"Like the other the Gitane’s, the DG300 is a much more than
a great value at this price point. Others are already
comparing the DG300 to others costing 3 to 5 times more and
most cases saying the DG300 is superior. Some are even
saying it’s comparable if not the closest thing to the Dupont
Vielle Reserve, which sells at over $6K. … I previously stated
that it was ridiculous to not buy a DG300 at its current price. I
am now thinking its ridiculous not to buy at least another one,
(or two)…. It is just a very cool guitar - and a fine
collector/player instrument. Get one while they are available –
you will not be disappointed."

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