Jazz Manouche Guitar mod. JM Luthier | 100% Solid Wood | Case Included!



Top – Solid Spruce
Backs and sides – Solid Rosewood from India
Tuning – (1st) E, B, G, D, A, E
Finishing – Open Pore
European model instrument, certified wood FCS and CITES

Made in Portugal

Each instrument has an individual design so that no two are identical

LEAD-TIME: Hand-Manufactured to order, please allow 15-30 working days to dispatch.

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Modern Gypsy-jazz guitars, or guitare manouche (named in honor of Django Reinhardt and the Manouche Gypsies of Belgium and Northern France), stem from an instrument designed by classical guitarist and inventor Mario Maccaferri. From 1932 to 1934, Maccaferri built instruments for Selmer, a woodwind manufacturer based in Paris. “The original Selmer Maccaferri guitars had a 12-fret neck, a D-shaped soundhole, and an interior resonating chamber,” says Jorgenson. “Later, when Maccaferri and Selmer parted ways, Selmer switched to a 14-fret neck, removed the chamber, and changed the soundhole to an oval shape. Django played that model until his death in 1952.

Additional information

Weight 3,5000 kg