This is a great guitar and I wouldn't sell it except that I'm basically getting out of trying to learn gypsy jazz.
I just don't have the time or energy to commit to learning to play this style well. At best I can find a few hours a week to play music, and I'm going to devote that time to my first loves, country blues fingerpicking and old-time guitar.
So anyway...this is a gorgeous guitar. With its small D-hole, long scale and 14-fret neck/body join, it's more like a petite bouche, but with a really cool look. The back and sides are laminated -- I believe mahogany on the inside and the outer lamination is some kind of Rosewood (Brazilian or some other South American rosewood? -- I'm not really sure). The neck is walnut, the fingerboard is ebony and the body has wooden bindings all around.
I bought the guitar from Jeff Radaich who plays rhythm in Gonzalo Bergara's band, and in his own band, The Long Beach Caravan Trio. Jeff told me he felt it compared very favorably to a Dupont guitar. I will include with the sale a copy of the Long Beach Caravan Trio's CD, which Jeff told me features this guitar on many tracks.
As most of you probably know, Geronimo Mateos made the original Gallato guitars that caused such excitement when they came out a few years ago.
The guitar is in near-mint condition. There are thin rosewood shims under the bridge which give the guitar perfect action (in my opinion) but they can be easily removed if you prefer lower action. Jeff had a professional luthier move the 10th fret dot to the 9th fret. It was beautifully and expertly done and you have to look very closely to see the ebony plug at the 10th fret. It comes with the original hardshell case.
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Price is $1500 firm plus actual shipping costs. If it doesn't sell here by next Sunday, it's off to eBay...I'll also be selling some GJ books, DVDs & accessories.