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The Gitane brand of guitars fills the needs of Gypsy Jazz enthusiasts who want an authentic sounding instrument that plays well and is affordable. We have received a few shipments of the DG-500 ‘Grande Bouche’ instruments with the twelve fret neck joint and large D-hole but this is the first example of the long scale 14 fret ‘Petite Bouche’ version! We have just negotiated a better price on these instruments from our distributor (please email us for the new price).
The DG-300 is the first Signature Series guitar from the Gitane company. This instrument was made to John Jorgenson’s specifications and features hand-selected solid spruce top, eye-catching Brazilian rosewood used for the back and sides, a custom designed mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard – shaped to John’s specific dimensions, and tortoise style body binding.
Gypsy jazz guitar player Django Reinhardt will forever be connected with the Selmer/Maccaferri guitars manufactured in the 1930′s and 40′s in France. There are many handmade replicas of these wonderful flattop guitars, but very few affordable alternatives available to musicians pursuing the Gypsy Jazz idiom. The new Gitane D-500 definitely fills this void!