Gitane DG-250 Professional Gypsy Jazz Guitar w/HSC

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  • Model: Gitane DG-250
  • Manufactured by: Gitane

Gitane DG-250 Professional Gypsy Jazz Guitar with Deluxe Hardshell Case


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Upgrades / Modifications
StewMac Selmer Brass Saddle with Ebony insert and red leather binding pad.
Argentine Strings

Django's distinctive sound was so much due to the Selmer guitar. This beautiful guitar has "that sound" that is sweet and mellow and yet loud and authoritative. We have tried a few guitars in this price range and found them to be a one dimensional facsimile but were not responsive to touch and attack in the same way that makes these guitars sing. This guitar surely does not compare to a vintage Selmer in that regard but it gives you the basic elements to develop the style and get authentic results... and it is certainly easy on the eyes.

If you are new to the instrument / style, these are NOT like other guitars. The strings are light gauge silk and steel and the action is high off the neck. If you are coming from playing a Les Paul, you will probably think WTH, this guitar is messed up. Nope, thats all part of the sound and technique; thin strings, high action, suer heavy pick. a bottle of red, lots of feeling, humor and attitude and of course La Pompe.

Select solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides
Body is bound in solid ebony with maple/walnut/maple purfling on top and back
Bound mahogany neck with a 21-fret fingerboard of genuine ebony, marked with pearl position dots
Genuine bone nut with traditional zero fret
Dovetail neck/body joint
Body size- 14-fret neck joint - Scale length 26 5/8-inch - Nut width 1 3/4-inch - Body length 18 1/2-inch - Lower bout 16-inch - Upper bout 11 1/4-inch
Horizontal cutaway
Characteristic oval soundhole, surrounded with a delicate multi-ply rosette
Unique and rare solid peghead design
Ebony mustache bridge with, a compensated, movable center
Nickel-plated, open geared tuning machines with a 14:1 ratio
Adjustable truss rod
Trapeze tailpiece

Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony Binding
Horizontal Cutaway
Spruce Bracing
Ebony Movable Mustache Bridge
Ebony Fingerboard
M-O-P Round Dots Fingerboard Position Inlays
Vintage-toned High Gloss Finish
Solid Headstock (not slotted)
Solid Mahogany Neck
14 Frets Clear
26 Frets
Zero-fret / Bone String Guide
1 3/4in Nut Width
Indian Rosewood Peghead Overlay
Dyed Rosewood Saddle
26 5/8in Scale Length
Multi-ply Ebony / Maple Side Inlay
Traditional Multi-Ply Wood Soundhole Rosette
Petite Bouche Soundhole
Solid Sitka Spruce Top
Traditional Ladder Top Bracing
Top Purfling Multi-ply Ebony / Maple
Vintage-style Nickel-plated Tuning Machines /Accurate 14:1 Gear Ratio / Open Gear Metal Buttons