Reitz Guitars / Gypsy Man / Natural / Guitar For Sale
Based on a thirties Selmer Maccaferri. The Maccaferri guitar was and is used especially for gypsy jazz.
It was made really famous by belgian gypsy guitar player Django Reinhardt (1910-1953). I made some modifications in comparison to the original guitar, partly in cooperation with Jens Fuglsang, lead guitar player in Rêve Bohéme, one of the most respected Django orchestras in Denmark.
The neck is a bit slimmer with a more rounded profile, easier to play if you are used to electric and acoustic guitars. Though, you can still get it with its original wider and flatter neck profile.
Further more I have shaped the top braces a bit more delicately, which gives the guitar a better low end.
The bridge is mounted with 2 thumb wheels to facilitate easier height adjustment.
Apart from that the guitar has its well known characteristics: The sound, the bend of the top just behind the bridge, the oval sound hole, the moustache either side of the bridge, the tailpiece and of course the head. You can now get the guitar with the large D-shaped soundhole as well.
The guitar pictured has the old logo, and a non adjustable bridge, new pics later.
Sound board: Solid Spruce.
Back and sides: Solid indian rosewood.
Neck: Honduran mahogany.
Head veneer: Ebony.
Fingerboard: Ebony, pearl dots.
Bindings: Rosewood with black and white veneer.
Rosette: Black and white veneer: Bridge and moustache: Rosewood, height adjustment thumb wheels.
Neck to body joint: 14 - fret.
Pickguard: Optional transparent.
Tuners: Schaller, side mounted.
Tailpiece: DR, brass.
Strings: Savarez Argentines 0,011".
Price with rosewood fingerboard and head veneer: Please inquire.
Extra charges for gypsy guitars - DR tuners, brass replicas of the original Selmer tuners: Please inquire.
Bigtone passive piezo pickup. Please inquire.
Lefthand: No extra charge.
Reitz Guitars, Denmark
Reitz Guitars workshop is situated in Skals, 12 km north of Viborg, Denmark.
Here I build stringed instruments.
Steel string guitars, classical guitars, gypsy guitars, jazz guitars, mandolin instruments, electric guitars, electric basses, lap steels and more.
I have a line of more or less set models, and do custom projects as well.
When buying a Reitz instrument, you get an easily played instrument of high quality and a
high level of service.
I do repairs and setups as well.
- Anything from a buzzing string to complete rebuilds.
it is no problem to send instruments safely from one country to
another, so don´t hessitate to
contact me for a repair.
Or come and visit - You´re welcome.
Please call us for ordering and terms and conditions