Gitane DG-340, Stephane Wrembel, 2015

Details: 1-piece back; 16" lower bout; 26.625" scale; narrow nut (1.75") with traditional zero fret; glossy finish; solid Sitka spruce top; solid walnut and maple bindings; Indian Rosewood laminated sides and back (as used in the original Selmer construction); ebony fingerboard, ebony floating mustache bridge; mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod; dyed maple and pearl rosette; silver plated brass tailpiece; ebony headstock veneer; silver plated tuners. This model is no longer manufactured.

Description

Until Gitane took up the cause of the Selmer-Maccaferri gypsy guitar, players who wanted a seriously good one had to get a lutheir to make it. The DG-340 is one of several high-end production models made by Gitane, and is styled after the specifications provided by the noted Gypsy guitarist, Stephane Wrembel. It is constructed in the manner of the original "small mouths" offered by the Selmer factory in France, which were discontinued in 1952. Approximately 650 "small mouths" were built during the entire production run, so they are both very collectible and very expensive. The guitar offered here is exceptionally loud, which is characteristic of the Maccafferi design. The DG-340 is an instrument comparable in sound and playability to the original gypsy guitars at a small fraction of what they cost today.

$950 includes Superior CD-1519 Deluxe Hardshell Gypsy Jazz Guitar case.

See Amazon for more info about the case: Superior CD-1519