Gitane / DG560 / 2019 / Natural / Guitar
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.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.