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 Speciale model features standard Selmer body proportions with deluxe wood choices: spruce top, French walnut neck, and stunning Brazilian 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.
Of all the ALD models, this one has the clearest and most refined sound. Each note is crisp and precise, with excellent definition that allows even the most lightly played single note lines to be easily heard above the din. More importantly, the tone is rich and mellifluous, with rounded highs and thick mids that add lovely color and complexity to anything you play. Undoubtedly, the sound of this instrument lives up to its name as it is indeed "Speciale" in every way.
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|Model Number||La Speciale|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 15/16"|
|Back and Sides||Brazilian Rosewood|
|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.