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.
This Original model is ALD's standard Selmer copy. It features standard Selmer body proportions and wood choices and is one of the best options for a Gypsy jazz guitar in this price range. Most other European built Selmer copies are over $1000 more, making this is an excellent value. As an added bonus the interior of the guitar is lacquered, a feature normally only found on flagship guitars that are twice the price.
Soundwise this instrument has a wonderfully "live," open tone that really fills the room. Very loud, very snappy. It has the elusive "wow" factor that makes you love it after the very first note. In addition to the prodigious volume, there is a throatiness to the midrange that I just love. Adds so much character to the chords and lower string soloing.
This previously owned guitar has some light wear, consisting mostly of some small dings and scratches on the body and back of the neck. The frets are somewhat worn but have some life left in them. Otherwise, the guitar is in very good condition.
If you're looking for a guitar that has it all for less, than this it!
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|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 15/16"|
|Back and Sides||Indian Rosewood|
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 oval hole guitars.