Altamira M30 Antique Altamira M30 Antique Altamira Traditional Gypsy guitar with solid rosewood back and sides and a beautiful antique finish! Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars altamira-m30-antique M30 Antique 5.0 8
5 5
Altamira M30 Antique, upgraded the tailpiece to a DuPont DR. Fit and finish are excellent. Surprisingly light build, very resonant. Comfortable neck. Pleasing voice, loud and complex, nicely balanced both up and down the neck and string-to-string. Enjoying the look and feel of the antique finish (quite a bit darker than the website pics). Very happy to own this guitar :-)
5 5
This guitar is beautiful. The varnished top is not antiqued in a bad way, as can sometimes happen. You can see how thin the coat of varnish is, which can only contribute to the tone. Mine is darker than some of the photos here; the top is more orangish like the picture of the sound hole in the listing, and the rosewood is very dark. And the tone- has plenty of bark, but gets thick and rich when you want it to. The whole guitar is very resonant, and I have to be careful not to clamp down too hard...
5 5
I purchased this guitar after doing a good amount of research-and ultimately speaking with Michael to confirm that I was heading in the right direction; I could not be happier! The guitar sounds and plays well above it's price point-and the service & shipping were also excellent. Having played some other options, the Altamira really stands far above the competition. I'll be making more purchases with DjangoBooks!!!
5 5
The M30 is certainly authentic looking. It has a very even sound and quite a lot of projection. It?s very playable and has very good balance. The sound in upper register is very clear and focused. Overall, the M30 Antique is an exceptional value and a finer guitar than many that are 2x the price!
5 5
i `ve been very lucky ! everybody knows that each guitar is unique `` even factory-made ones `` ! So the one i got is great ! That i can say !!!
5 5
This is such a fantastic guitar. It sounds very very good. It arrived set up perfectly, all I had to do was tune it up out of the box and it was ready to play. Thanks to Michael for his excellent service, and thanks for this wonderful guitar!
5 5
This is the most beautiful sounding guitar I have ever had the opportunity to play. Like the other review I was pretty nervous about buying a guitar online without playing it, but the good people at Djangobooks did not disappoint. Not a thing had to be adjusted, beautiful looking and sounding. You have earned a customer for life!
5 5
I just wanted to let you know how much I'm loving this guitar - The Altimira M30 is just fantastic, but its now ruined all other guitars for me. All my other instruments, and all my friends guitars seem "muddy" by comparison! This thing just jumps! Your setup is exceptional, and this is easily the most playable instrument I have right now. I opted for the Dupont DR tailpiece upgrade, and I think that was a wise choice! Thanks again —I was a bit nervous ordering an instrument without trying it ...
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Altamira M30 Antique

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 solid Indian rosewood back and sides, spruce top, and a sapelli neck. The higher quality materials of this solid wood model produce a richer and drier tone similar to many handmade European guitars. Additionally, this model features higher quality open tuners and a unique antique finish. An oil based varnish is hand applied to the top while the back sides are treated with a light, water based satin finish. It looks like an old Selmer from the 40s, and the lighter finish really helps boost the tone and projection of the guitar!

Item Number:
9931
Your Price:
$1,699.00
Your Total:
Quantity:

Item Options

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 ($127.95)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Brown ($129.95)
Carbon Fiber Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($575.00)
Carbon Composite Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($499.00)
TKL High Quality Wood Case Black ($200.00)
Jumbo Fiberglass Case ($235.00)
BAM Manouche Carbon Fiber Gypsy Case ($933.00)
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)
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 DR Brass Tuners ($465.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tailpiece?
No upgrade
Dupont Nickel Tailpiece ($155.00)
Dupont Brass Tailpiece ($155.00)
Dupont DR Tailpiece ($225.00)
Guitar Specs

Reviews and Ratings

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

Pros: Tone, feel, weight, look

Cons: Several high frets (weirdly, frets are level at the edges of the fretboard but 5 or 6 frets are high down the center of the fretboard)

Altamira M30 Antique, upgraded the tailpiece to a DuPont DR. Fit and finish are excellent. Surprisingly light build, very resonant. Comfortable neck. Pleasing voice, loud and complex, nicely balanced both up and down the neck and string-to-string. Enjoying the look and feel of the antique finish (quite a bit darker than the website pics). Very happy to own this guitar :-)

Submitted by: Newguy on 12/06/2022 03:58:05 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

Pros: Looks, tone, quality

Cons: None

This guitar is beautiful. The varnished top is not antiqued in a bad way, as can sometimes happen. You can see how thin the coat of varnish is, which can only contribute to the tone. Mine is darker than some of the photos here; the top is more orangish like the picture of the sound hole in the listing, and the rosewood is very dark. And the tone- has plenty of bark, but gets thick and rich when you want it to. The whole guitar is very resonant, and I have to be careful not to clamp down too hard on it. Everything looks to be put together with care. I'm not a fan of C-shaped necks, but this one is quite comfortable to play. Action is nice and even up and down the neck.

Submitted by: RobFinMT on 03/07/2022 06:35:46 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

Pros: Great service from DjangoBooks & Great Value from Altamira!

I purchased this guitar after doing a good amount of research-and ultimately speaking with Michael to confirm that I was heading in the right direction; I could not be happier! The guitar sounds and plays well above it's price point-and the service & shipping were also excellent. Having played some other options, the Altamira really stands far above the competition. I'll be making more purchases with DjangoBooks!!!

Submitted by: Brit on 05/06/2021 02:17:24 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

The M30 is certainly authentic looking. It has a very even sound and quite a lot of projection. It?s very playable and has very good balance. The sound in upper register is very clear and focused. Overall, the M30 Antique is an exceptional value and a finer guitar than many that are 2x the price!

Submitted by: Jack M on 08/17/2020 09:01:25 AM

Overall
Quality
Value

altamira antique

i `ve been very lucky ! everybody knows that each guitar is unique `` even factory-made ones `` ! So the one i got is great ! That i can say !!!

Submitted by: mbstyle on 12/01/2017 04:00:20 AM

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

Pros: Great tone, excellent build quality, very loud

This is such a fantastic guitar. It sounds very very good. It arrived set up perfectly, all I had to do was tune it up out of the box and it was ready to play. Thanks to Michael for his excellent service, and thanks for this wonderful guitar!

Submitted by: MDowie92 on 05/21/2016 02:43:22 AM

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

This is the most beautiful sounding guitar I have ever had the opportunity to play. Like the other review I was pretty nervous about buying a guitar online without playing it, but the good people at Djangobooks did not disappoint. Not a thing had to be adjusted, beautiful looking and sounding. You have earned a customer for life!

Submitted by: Steve on 03/01/2015 06:26:24 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

Altamira M30 Antique

I just wanted to let you know how much I'm loving this guitar - The Altimira M30 is just fantastic, but its now ruined all other guitars for me. All my other instruments, and all my friends guitars seem "muddy" by comparison! This thing just jumps! Your setup is exceptional, and this is easily the most playable instrument I have right now. I opted for the Dupont DR tailpiece upgrade, and I think that was a wise choice! Thanks again —I was a bit nervous ordering an instrument without trying it out first, but this has exceeded all my expectations! I am a convert for life!

Submitted by: Lee Varis on 01/06/2015 10:27:38 AM

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