Altamira M30D Antique Altamira M30D 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-m30d-antique M30D Antique 4.7 3 1450.00
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Altamira M30D Antique

Altamira M30D Antique

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 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!

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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 M30D Antique
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 Rosewood (Solid)
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Indian Rosewood
Finish Antique
Tailpiece Altamira Brass
Tuners 3 on a plate
Action 3.0mm
Strings Argentine 1510MF
Case None
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.6 lbs

Reviews and Ratings


Altamira M30D Antique

Pros: GREAT clarity and seperation of notes

Cons: Rough fret ends and a bit out of level.

What a great sound!! I don't play gypsy style guitars for the "gypsy" tone, but rather, for the overall tone and volume of the instruments. This guitar has a great clarity of tone in addition to just being LOUD, which allows me to "stay out of it" during jam sessions. When I first received the guitar, I felt the treble was just a touch thin, so I reworked the string break angle over the bridge(lessened the break angle by about 2/3). This was accomplished by raising the butt block end of the tailpiece by about a quarter of an inch). This not only gives the guitar more volume, but allows for a fatter treble. I use a 11-52 Martin phosphor string set. I'll keep this guitar for many years, and am really enjoying playing it in. I did shim the saddle by about .060" on the bass side and maybe a bit less on the treble side. I had to redress the fret ends as they were a bit sharp...also levelled the frets. All in all a great instrument and will receive years enjoyment.

Submitted by: dave251 on 06/05/2017 03:24:48 PM


Altamira M30D

I am really enjoying this guitar! It's super loud, crisp and fun to play. The staff at Djangobooks was very helpful. This is my new favorite guitar.

Submitted by: Terry on 09/10/2016 08:39:27 PM


Sounds Great

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Finish is very fragile

I had a Gitane DG-300 that I gigged with almost 4-5 times a week for around 8 years. I knew it wasn't getting the sound I wanted but wasn't really trying to spend the money. I'm a musician, so who can pay thousands for an instrument? In anticipation for a gig I had with my quartet at a large concert hall, I decided I need something better. I tried buying the M30D from Michael but unfortunately someone bought the last one minutes before me so I purchased mine from another online source. This guitar really is many levels above the Gitane and the satin antique finish is fantastic. The tone is dry, very loud and the timbre is very sweet with great character. The neck feels great and overall the guitar is fun to play. The one issue I've run into is the finish. If you like for your guitar to remain like new, I don't know if this is for you. My fingernail put a 2 inch scratch on the top and I now have a large natural wood mark below the strings from where the pick has scratched away the stain and finish. The finish is just like a violin; very fragile. I'd put a pickguard on but I don't want a cheap piece of laminate on this beautiful finish. Besides, it definitely looks like an antique now. Overall, I wish I had more money to try out the Nomade or MD50. Unless I get a residency in Vegas, I'll keep playing the M30D. Gets the job done!! FYI- I've only been able to compare this to a DG-300. I've never played anything else.

Submitted by: Yeager on 08/03/2016 12:58:38 PM

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