A superior Gypsy guitar built by Gerald Alonso and Fabian Le Dosseur in Rouen, France. ALD guitars are all the rage in Europe now, and are currently endorsed by Angelo Debarre. The distinct and beautiful tone of ALD guitars can be heard on Debarre's recent recordings such as Gipsy Unity, Live in Paris, and Trio Tout A Cordes.
ALD's have a unique and easily distinguishable tonal palette that is open, complex, and bold. This instrument is well suited to the needs of the contemporary Gypsy jazz guitarist as it has a well balanced frequency response, plentiful volume, and a modern neck profile. The precision fretwork and neck geometry allow for an easy-playing low action setup that is critical for today's highly technical style of playing. The workmanship is phenomenal, with every little detail done to perfection, making this instrument a treat both for the eye and the ear.
The Blonde model is ALD's maple Selmer copy. It features standard Selmer body proportions with deluxe wood choices: spruce top, maple neck, and stunning maple back and sides. The beauty of this instrument is accentuated by the ebony headstock veneer which appears on both the front and back of the headstock, a unique and attractive feature! Additionally, the guitar is outfitted with Schaller Classic Deluxe tuners and a lacquered interior.
This instrument is exceptional in that it has the bass and midrange boost you'd expect of a D hole but still retains a fair amount of high end snap. D holes often attenuate the high end required for lead but this guitar has been perfectly balanced to make it suitable for both rhythm and lead playing. It posses the deep lows and thick mids that sound so good when playing rhythm while still producing enough sizzle to allow your lead lines to cut through. These characteristics also make the guitar great for unaccompanied solo playing or even for use in other styles such as straight ahead jazz or folk.
This instrument is perfect for someone who is looking for the modern, balanced tone you hear on many of Angelo Debarre's recent recordings.
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|Model Number||La Blonde|
|Sound Hole||D Hole|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 15/16"|
|Back and Sides||Maple|
|Case||Stagg Softshell Black|
The original "Wegen" Gypsy Guitar pick. 3.5mm thick, 30mm long, 26mm wide.
The original Gypsy jazz strings! Used by Django Reinhard and nearly every other Gypsy guitarist.
Vintage Django tone for Selmer/Maccaferri D hole guitars.