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As I get older I am dealing with some arthritis in my hands, on top of being short in stature. So I was looking for a guitar with a shorter neck to keep my left hand closer to the body of the guitar. Michael suggested the ALTAMIRA M01D 12 FRET and he was right. The neck joins the body at the 12th fret instead of the 14th, and the difference is obvious as soon as you grab the neck. It definitely makes it easier for me to play. Also the 1 3/4 inch nut is important for me as I have small hands. If ...
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Altamira M01D 12 Fret

SPECIAL!!! Free Setup Included with all Altamira Guitars (Includes Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Action and Truss Rod Adjustment.) A $215 Value! All work done by our amazing tech John Saba.


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. Based on the original Maccaferri design, this model has a shorter 650mm scale length and a 12 fret neck. This instrument produces a warm, full tone which is particularly well suited to rhythm and or unaccompanied playing.

Item Number:
9931
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$1,149.00
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Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($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 ($85.00)
Altamira Deluxe Case ($150.00)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Black ($187.95)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Brown ($189.95)
Carbon Fiber Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($575.00)
Carbon Composite Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($499.00)
BAM Manouche Carbon Fiber Gypsy Case ($933.00)
Gitane ProTour Gig Bag ($139.95)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($480.00)
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)
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ALTAMIRA M01D 12 FRET

As I get older I am dealing with some arthritis in my hands, on top of being short in stature. So I was looking for a guitar with a shorter neck to keep my left hand closer to the body of the guitar. Michael suggested the ALTAMIRA M01D 12 FRET and he was right. The neck joins the body at the 12th fret instead of the 14th, and the difference is obvious as soon as you grab the neck. It definitely makes it easier for me to play. Also the 1 3/4 inch nut is important for me as I have small hands. If I had anything to wish for it would be that the neck did not flare in width so quickly towards body, as I have short fingers and it is more challenging for me to reach the upper strings on the wider part of the neck. It takes a bit of adjustment to the position of the frets in comparison to a standard length guitar. But that process is coming nicely after a few days of practice. The guitar arrived in perfect condition, though shipping is not cheap to Canada (alas). The (free!) setup was excellent on the instrument and it played well right out of the box. I asked to have the instrument setup for Argentine 0.10 strings, and that was no problem. The installation of the pickup was great, and the Altamira case was solid and a good fit. Great service from DjangoBooks. I like the feel of the guitar. I felt very solidly connected to the strings as soon as I started playing it. The sound is rich and present. The lead sound is very full (not tinny at all). Rhythm sound is good. I play rhythm focused on the top 4 strings (growling?) and I like the sound very much. Value wise I think it is a very solid guitar for the money. I’m not a pro, so they may see it differently. But it appears well built and I can’t find flaws. Certainly for my needs, it is way cheaper pathway to get a shorter neck guitar than order a custom built guitar. Gary

Submitted by: Gary on 06/06/2024 08:11:25 AM

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