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Altamira M01D

Altamira M01D

SPECIAL!!! Free Setup Included with all Altamira Guitars (Includes Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Action and Truss Rod Adjustment.) A

Altamira guitars are crafted by a highly skilled team luthiers, led by owner/luthier Hanson Yao who was an apprentice of the famed Rodriguez workshop in Spain. Altamira's Gypsy models are built using old world methods by just two luthiers who have been specially assigned to the task. Altamiras have become some of our best selling instruments over the years, finding their way into the hands of numerous professionals who have found them up to the task of high level performing and recording. The tone and projection of these instruments rivals some of the best handmade instruments, making them a wonderful deal at this price.

This guitar features laminated Rosewood back and side, Spruce top, and a Mahogany neck.

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Item Options

Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($50.00)
Braze Tailpiece (Busato Style) ($60.00)
Install High Quality Ebony Tailpiece Ins ($40.00)
Set Up Special: Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Adjust Action and Truss Rod ($215.00)
Install Strap Button in Heel and Endpin ($30.00)
Which case would you like?
No Case
Boulder Alpine Series Gig Bag ($70.00)
Altamira Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Guitar Case ($150.00)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Black ($111.95)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Brown ($115.95)
Hiscox LiteFlight PRO-AC II Gypsy Guitar Case ($399.99)
Carbon Fiber Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($575.00)
Carbon Composite Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($499.00)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($465.00)
Geronimo Mateos LC Pickup ($485.00)
K and K Pure Maccaferri ($280.00)
K and K Definity System ($240.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup ($245.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist (Includes Pre Amp) ($295.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 1 (Includes Pre Amp and 1 Thumbwheel Control) ($305.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 2 (Includes Pre Amp and 2 Thumbwheel Controls ($310.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tuners?
No upgrade
Install Schaller Three on a Plate Tuners ($165.00)
Install Saga Deluxe Tuners ($175.00)
Install Schaller Classic Deluxe Tuners ($230.00)
Install DR Brass Tuners ($465.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tailpiece?
No upgrade
Dupont Nickel Tailpiece ($102.00)
Dupont Brass Tailpiece ($102.00)
Dupont DR Tailpiece ($175.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand Altamira
Year 2018
Model Number M01D
Sound Hole D Hole
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 15 7/8"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 7/8"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Indian Rosewood (Laminate)
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Indian Rosewood
Finish High Gloss
Tailpiece Altamira Brass
Tuners Klusnon Style Gold
Action 3.0mm
Strings Argentine 1510MF
Case None
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.6 lbs

Reviews and Ratings


Altamira M01D

This is an amazing gypsy jazz guitar. I've been playing jazz guitar for years, but just recently decided to learn how to play the music I've always loved, gypsy jazz. I decided to work with a teacher and focus only on gj rhythm guitar, for now, and have been spending all my time perfecting la pompe. Knowing my situation, Michael suggested this guitar, and it's perfect for my needs. The sound is full, warm and bright. I'm inspired every time i pick this guitar up, and what more can you ask for than that?! I busk with another gj player now (who has an oval hole), and the 2 guitars blend together beautifully. Even my teacher has admired the quality and tone of the M01D. Michael is extremely helpful and knowledgeable every time I need advice, and was spot-on in recommending the Altamira for my needs. However, when the guitar arrived, the intonation was a bit off and the action was too high for my tastes, even taking into consideration the fact that these guitars typically have higher action. After an inexpensive set-up from my local luthier, this guitar plays like a dream. Thanks Michael.

Submitted by: mike k. on 08/02/2016 03:30:00 PM



Pros: voulme.tone and easy of play ,neck is thin

Cons: hard ware is really cheap looking as you might expect , and needed set.

Brilliant guitar fo the money, the perfect first gypsy guitar for me.. Easy to play and it has helped me get into this style. It has a very authentic sounds and ive used it know for a few years in a quartet playing gyspy music. The volume is loud, and the bright mids and trebles are seriously good. A set up was needed,polish rest etc, and i would recommend upgraeding the bridge, which i havent done yet. but all in all im really pleased.

Submitted by: Kb on 06/20/2016 02:50:50 AM


Altamira Mo1D

Pros: The sound! A joy to play. Easy on the eye too.

Cons: Finish a little too thick and glossy for my taste

Had this guitar for two weeks now, can't leave it alone. Volume off the hook. If dreads are banjo killers, this is a dread killer. Okay, nice piece of bookmatched spruce, lots of silking. This is the thinnest top I've ever seen on a guitar, but with the substantial ladder bracing it's sturdy. I wonder if its this thin responsive top, or the long scale length, the subtle arch or what, that makes the sound this big. The braces are well sanded as are the insides of all surfaces. Glue in the kerfing a bit sloppy. The neck is great. That 26.6 scale length makes it a challenge for low position blues shuffles. Other than that, the length isn't the problem I thought it might be. The frets are even, edges smooth, but they are not at all polished, and if you like to bend strings you will need them polished. My luthier got it done for $75 and I didn't have to wait two weeks. I was hoping this axe would be more than a one trick pony, hoped it'd be good for swing jazz comping and leads. To that end, I found the silver strings disappointing. I know, gotta have the right sound. Well, screw that; I put on bronze strings and OMG! Actually went through five sets of strings in two days. With bronze this thing's got sustain for days, and requires some skillful muting technique to control this wild horse. But worth it. Everybody's chastised me about the bronze, but man, sometime you just might want to finger style this sweet thing, 1 3/4 nut and all. It so rings, but you have to watch the sympathetic strings that constantly pick up everything unless muted, including conversation from across the room. Try it you Gypsy purists, just for fun, then go back to your "The Sound." I appreciate that the tuner posts have bushings, rather than just using the wood for bushings like so many other lower end Selmer types. Michael at Djangobooks was great to talk to, and he got the right axe in my hands. Now all my other guitars on hooks and in cases are feeling neglected. My Petite Buche Dell Arte lead player is overjoyed that I got this guitar, loves the sound, even with the bronze, although he'd be even happier if I'd go back to silver.

Submitted by: Mr. Dilatante on 01/19/2015 12:45:31 PM


Altamira M01D

Pros: Price, Playability, Tone

Cons: None so far

This guitar is a great bargain! It has the tone and dynamics of a much more expensive instrument---it does really have the DuPont vibe. The neck is comfortable (I like the slightly shorter scale of the D-hole), and the neck set angle, which is a real issue on the Gitane guitars, made setting it up for me a snap. Our lead player, who has a Rob Holo guitar, was very impressed! Thanks again, Michael!

Submitted by: Michael on 11/20/2012 12:55:11 PM

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