Gypsy Jazz

Jazz Archtop



Vintage & Used





Friendsville, TN 37737

Tues. - Fri.
10 - 5:30 eastern time

FAQ includes buying
information, history,
maintenance, setup, and
Gitane guitars copy the original Macaferri/Selmer guitars
favored by Django Reinhardt and other “hot club” Gypsy
players of the 1930s.  Guitars of this style were always too
expensive for frugal players and beginners - but Gitane
changed this equation.

We try to have the absolute lowest prices including case
and lower 48 shipping!

  • D-500 12 fret D hole rosewood slot head $780
  • DG-250  14 fret rosewood oval hole peghead $847
  • DG-250M 14 fret birdseye oval hole peghead $925
  • DG-255 14 fret rosewood oval hole slot head $780
  • DG-300 14 fret Jorgenson Brazilian oval hole $1118
  • DG-310 14 fret L Reinhardt oval hole slot head $1118
  • DG-320 14 fret Jorgenson Brazilian D hole $1118
  • DG-330  14 fret Jorgenson BLACK oval hole $1118

Gitane makes a somewhat confusing range of guitars  

The primary division in these guitars is whether they have a
large “D” hole giving great feedback to the player, or have a
smaller oval hole.   The
D-500 D hole and DG-250M birdseye
maple oval hole are the most popular models.  The D-500 has
a short 12 fret net and a relatively wide 1 7/8" nut, as did the
original classical-influenced Maccaferri design.  The others
have more modern 14-fret necks and 1 3/4" nut.

Most Gitane guitars have:

  • Solid spruce top
  • Squared off cutaway
  • Moustache adjustable bridge
  • Thin, rather comfortable bound neck
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Bone nut
  • Zero fret
  • Trapeze tailpiece that accepts either ball or loop end
  • Fitted hardshell case
  • Shipping to lower 48 states
  • 18.5" body
  • 16" / 11.25" bouts
  • 14:1 geared tuners, either slot or conventional
  • Further information

We handle a small range of cases and allow upgrades,
although some cases may have to be ordered in.

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