EDIT 2: Here's a few update I got from the luthier!
- The bridge is completely movable. He mentioned that it's "like a violin's bridge".
- I may also request to have a rosette/binding/ornament to the area around the soundhole applied.
The woods used are as follow:
- Top: Spruce (I have doubts about this, it doesn't have the colour like one)
- Back/Side: Rosewood and Mahogany (Not sure which is which)
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard/Fretboard: Rosewood
Hello! As I was searching for a store which sells Gypsy Jazz guitar here in Indonesia to avoid buying from abroad (nobody plays Gypsy Jazz here, AFAIK!) I found a luthier who has made an oval-hole Gypsy Jazz guitar. At first, I only asked him if he sells a GJ guitar by showing him the picture of Altamira M01, then he replied by sending me a barrage of pictures of the guitar he has made!
To annoy me a bit more, he asked me which city I lived. I lied it, and he showed me a video of his friend living in the said city, playing fingerstyle Jazz with said guitar.
From my own inspection, it doesn't look (or perhaps play, if I ever touch it!) like a Gypsy Jazz guitar at all! Here's what I found:
1. No zero fret exists on it
2. The "moustache" style on the bridge, like in typical GJ guitars, doesn't exist
3. It seemed like the bridge isn't the same wood as on typical GJ guitars
4. And lastly, the tailpiece has a heart on it! (More of a personal input hahaha)
As of yet, the luthier hasn't answered my question about the bridge. I really hope he didn't glue the bridge onto the body -- that would be really, really terrible!
It would be lovely if you put your opinion on this guitars; And perhaps help me weigh my choice whether I should buy it or avoid it at all cost.
EDIT: I forgot to add the video of the person playing it. Added alongside the photos of the guitar.