2019 Gitane DG-560 – £1099

Jun 5, 2020 | Others

2019 Gitane DG-560 – £1099

NEW ARRIVAL  Gypsy guitarists have long waited for an affordable copy of Mario Maccaferri’s original guitar: A 12 fret D hole with nylon strings. Not many people are aware that the original Maccaferri Selmer guitars were classicals and only later were they adapted for steel string jazz playing. This model from Gitane makes it possible to experience the sort of sound and playability that Mario Maccaferri intended. The sound of this guitar is rich, warm, and rounded as you’d expect from an instrument with nylon strings. Gypsy jazz players will be delighted to find that this instrument makes a fantastic rhythm guitar (many of the original recordings of the Hot Club of France featured a nylon strung Maccaferri guitar on rhythm). The fullness of tone also lends itself to playing solo chord melody pieces and Latin repertoire. Played with a pick and the single notes chime. The guitar features a solid Port Orford Cedar top and Cypress back and sides, a Cypress neck with Ebony fingerboard and bridge. The guitar is in excellent condition, and feels very responsive to play.

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