OVAL HOLE - A nice student level gypsy jazz guitar, solid spruce top, laminated mahogany back & sides, 14-fret body w/ soft-horizontal cutaway, small oval soundhole (petite bouche), satin finish, ebony moustache bridge, black body binding, mahogany neck w/ dot-inlaid extended 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, slotted peghead, brass tailpiece, adjustable truss rod.
From the complicated playing techniques, to the limited availability of truly affordable instruments necessary to capture that proper Gypsy tone, the obstacles to learning how to play Gypsy Jazz music can easily discourage the seasoned guitarist, let alone a beginner. To make it even easier to begin this exciting musical journey, Saga® Musical Instruments and Gitane® guitars introduce the new GJ-15 Cigano™ Student Gypsy Jazz guitar! Its short-scale, D-hole design gives it that characteristic deep bass response and incredible volume making it the perfect rhythm instrument. Value, tone, playability and workmanship will meet or exceed any players expectations.
The Gitane® DG-255 is a faithful recreation of the Selmer-style jazz guitar that replaced the original Maccaferri design of the early 1930's. Easily recognizable in early photos of Django! With its longer scale length it is a breeze to play and the smaller soundhole gives the guitar it's characteristic snap, percussive and focused sound required by aficionados. There is nothing else on the market that even comes close for the price.