Cigano GJ-10 Cigano GJ-10 Cigano From the complicated playing techniques, to the limited availability of truly affordable instruments necessary to capture that proper Gypsy tone,&#65279; the obstacles to learning how to play Gypsy Jazz music can easily discourage the seasoned guitarist, let alone a beginner. To make it even easier to begin this exciting journey, Saga Musical Instruments and Gitane guitars introduce the new GJ-10 Cigano Student Gypsy Jazz guitar! Its long-scale, oval-hole design gives it that, fast playability, cutting power and characateristic tone making it the perfect lead instrument. Value, tone, playability and workmanship will meet or exceed any players expectations. <ul> <li>Solid Sitka spruce top</li> <li>Beautiful Asian rosewood back and sides</li> <li>Long scale, oval hole design</li> <li>Nato neck with rosewood fingerboard</li> <li>Deep horizontal cutaway</li> <li>Black plastic body binding</li> <li>Traditional “zero” fret, with bone string guide</li> <li>Mahogany peghead overlay with Cigano logo</li> <li>Ebony moustache bridge with movable center</li> <li>Traditional brass tailpiece with plastic insert</li> <li>Accurate gold-plated tuners with 14:1 ratio </li> <li>Shop-adjusted</li> </ul> Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars cigano-gj-10 GJ-10 4.7 14
5 5
Really loud and explosive. And I like the thin neck. You dont need any upgrades in my opinion.
5 5
I love this guitar, it's super fun to play, has that great percussive sound I was looking for. As a casual player, I was looking for something that wouldn't break the bank on something that's not my core instrument, and this fits the bill nicely. And the service? Holy cow, the only other music store that comes close is Sweetwater, Michael is great.
5 5
Hi Michael, I have received my guitar and case, and am very happy with it! I’ve been playing the heck out of it! Fascinated with the resonance, tone, and volume! Can’t wait to try it at next gig, four days from now... Thank you so much for your help and quick response over the holidays! I plan to do more business with you in the future. Much harmony to you!
5 5
Before I bought the guitar, Cigano GJ-10, Michael was really helpful and answered all of my emails in a timely fashion. When I ordered the guitar I couldn't believe how fast I got it from Seattle to Chicago. I took the guitar out of the case , tuned it up and after breaking in the new strings, this thing has stayed in tune great, and more importantly it sounds fabulous. Great first Gypsy guitar if you can't afford a few thousand bucks, and Michael is really great to work with.
4 5
We'll remand this guitar for a student! The neck seems to be fast... good sound! Make sure you have the up grade done.. 197.00 when ordering it! Remembering it's made in China. With that said... it works well and EZ on your fingers to play. 1" 3/4 neck helps if you have big fingers. Michael is very helpful with any questions!!
5 5
This was the first guitar I ordered online and thus I was a little nervous about what I would be getting. Looking around the internet, this guitar gets very mixed reviews. It's so cheap though that I could afford to get some of the optional set up work done on it, and boy am I glad I did! The guitar arrived in perfect shape and plays wonderfully. It has that signature Selmer sound and projects much better than my Martin D-16. I was also very impressed with how quickly it shipped. Based on th...
5 5
As my first GJ guitar, I really had no idea what to expect after playing a nice Martin Auditorium for the last ten years. Michael answered all my questions thoroughly and promptly, suggesting the set up special, as well as popular choices for picks and strings. All I can say is that several hours after receiving it, I could not be more happy! This is a beautiful little guitar! The set-up and bridge/action work was extremely well done, and I could just not be more pleased in any regard!I also opt...
5 5
i bought the cigano gj10 and was not surprised at the beauty and quality of this instrument, as it has been well documented on this site,so id like to say a few words about the service i recieved, firstly all my emails where answered within hours, when i did make my purchase (which delivered to england) even with the cost of shipping was still much cheaper than buying here, so i was able to treat myself to a superior deluxe case as well, happy days!! whith the tracking number icould see it was o...
5 5
I am really pleased with my recent purchase of the Saga Cigano GJ-10 for my daughter from Djangobooks! Michael even contacted me by phone to help answer my questions! I would recommend this guitar for anyone who wants to get the gypsy sound for a reasonable price!!
4 5
Considering the value of the guitar it sounds very good with the right brand of strings.It is also comfortable to play on it and boost your speed. It gets in tune without problems till now. It looks nice too. It is an encouraging instrument to learn and play gypsy jazz.
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Cigano GJ-10

Cigano GJ-10
From the complicated playing techniques, to the limited availability of truly affordable instruments necessary to capture that proper Gypsy tone, the obstacles to learning how to play Gypsy Jazz music can easily discourage the seasoned guitarist, let alone a beginner. To make it even easier to begin this exciting journey, Saga Musical Instruments and Gitane guitars introduce the new GJ-10 Cigano Student Gypsy Jazz guitar! Its long-scale, oval-hole design gives it that, fast playability, cutting power and characateristic tone making it the perfect lead instrument. Value, tone, playability and workmanship will meet or exceed any players expectations.
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Beautiful Asian rosewood back and sides
  • Long scale, oval hole design
  • Nato neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Deep horizontal cutaway
  • Black plastic body binding
  • Traditional “zero” fret, with bone string guide
  • Mahogany peghead overlay with Cigano logo
  • Ebony moustache bridge with movable center
  • Traditional brass tailpiece with plastic insert
  • Accurate gold-plated tuners with 14:1 ratio
  • Shop-adjusted
Item Number:
9910
Your Price:
$795.00 $499.00 (Save 37%)
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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 ($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)
GUARDIAN DELUXE GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR CASE ($105.00)
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 ($140.00)
Dupont Brass Tailpiece ($140.00)
Dupont DR Tailpiece ($210.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand Cigano
Year Current
Model Number GJ-10
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 680mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 3/4"
Top Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Asian Rosewood
Neck Nato
Fingerboard Rosewood
Binding Ebonoid
Finish Satin
Tailpiece Saga Gold
Tuners 3 on a plate Gold
Action Varies
Strings GHS Gypsy
Case None
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 3.8 lbs

Reviews and Ratings

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Quality
Value

Cigano GJ-10

Really loud and explosive. And I like the thin neck. You dont need any upgrades in my opinion.

Submitted by: Knuty on 04/03/2019 02:29:42 PM

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Quality
Value

Great value, super fun to play

I love this guitar, it's super fun to play, has that great percussive sound I was looking for. As a casual player, I was looking for something that wouldn't break the bank on something that's not my core instrument, and this fits the bill nicely. And the service? Holy cow, the only other music store that comes close is Sweetwater, Michael is great.

Submitted by: Rob Dircks on 03/25/2018 12:54:35 PM

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Quality
Value

Saga Cigano gj-10

Pros: Affordable and Functional

Hi Michael, I have received my guitar and case, and am very happy with it! I’ve been playing the heck out of it! Fascinated with the resonance, tone, and volume! Can’t wait to try it at next gig, four days from now... Thank you so much for your help and quick response over the holidays! I plan to do more business with you in the future. Much harmony to you!

Submitted by: Rona on 01/09/2018 12:58:01 PM

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Quality
Value

Cigano GJ-10

Before I bought the guitar, Cigano GJ-10, Michael was really helpful and answered all of my emails in a timely fashion. When I ordered the guitar I couldn't believe how fast I got it from Seattle to Chicago. I took the guitar out of the case , tuned it up and after breaking in the new strings, this thing has stayed in tune great, and more importantly it sounds fabulous. Great first Gypsy guitar if you can't afford a few thousand bucks, and Michael is really great to work with.

Submitted by: Jeff on 10/02/2017 12:10:15 PM

Overall
Quality
Value

Saga Cigano GJ-10

We'll remand this guitar for a student! The neck seems to be fast... good sound! Make sure you have the up grade done.. 197.00 when ordering it! Remembering it's made in China. With that said... it works well and EZ on your fingers to play. 1" 3/4 neck helps if you have big fingers. Michael is very helpful with any questions!!

Submitted by: Galen on 11/05/2013 08:29:37 AM

Overall
Quality
Value

Cigano GJ-10

This was the first guitar I ordered online and thus I was a little nervous about what I would be getting. Looking around the internet, this guitar gets very mixed reviews. It's so cheap though that I could afford to get some of the optional set up work done on it, and boy am I glad I did! The guitar arrived in perfect shape and plays wonderfully. It has that signature Selmer sound and projects much better than my Martin D-16. I was also very impressed with how quickly it shipped. Based on the estimated time for set-up and shipping, I wasn't sure it would arrive by Christmas. However, I was happy to see that it arrived well ahead of that estimated time frame. A great purchase, no regrets!

Submitted by: hanear21 on 01/06/2013 08:49:56 AM

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Quality
Value

Incredible guitar!

As my first GJ guitar, I really had no idea what to expect after playing a nice Martin Auditorium for the last ten years. Michael answered all my questions thoroughly and promptly, suggesting the set up special, as well as popular choices for picks and strings. All I can say is that several hours after receiving it, I could not be more happy! This is a beautiful little guitar! The set-up and bridge/action work was extremely well done, and I could just not be more pleased in any regard!I also opted for the brown superior case, and it as well is a thing to behold. The whole room smelled like fresh spruce! Thanks everyone at Djangobooks..next will be the CJ-15!!

Submitted by: Spider on 06/07/2012 05:39:05 PM

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Quality
Value

amazing service

i bought the cigano gj10 and was not surprised at the beauty and quality of this instrument, as it has been well documented on this site,so id like to say a few words about the service i recieved, firstly all my emails where answered within hours, when i did make my purchase (which delivered to england) even with the cost of shipping was still much cheaper than buying here, so i was able to treat myself to a superior deluxe case as well, happy days!! whith the tracking number icould see it was on a plane to europe whithin days absolutely amazing. django books must be the world leader for gypsy jazz guitars and products and the level of friendly service/correspondence even when (regretably) i keeped messing up my order was amazing .a big thanx to michael et al,for delivering to my door in perfect condition this high quality instrument.look forward to doing more buisness whith you guys cheers daz mango

Submitted by: mango on 04/19/2012 07:31:34 PM

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Quality
Value

Great Purchase!

Pros: Expert Product Knowledge, Great Quality!

I am really pleased with my recent purchase of the Saga Cigano GJ-10 for my daughter from Djangobooks! Michael even contacted me by phone to help answer my questions! I would recommend this guitar for anyone who wants to get the gypsy sound for a reasonable price!!

Submitted by: stevenyoung1 on 02/20/2012 12:55:34 PM

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Quality
Value

Very good deal!

Considering the value of the guitar it sounds very good with the right brand of strings.It is also comfortable to play on it and boost your speed. It gets in tune without problems till now. It looks nice too. It is an encouraging instrument to learn and play gypsy jazz.

Submitted by: sdecuadro on 02/06/2012 10:38:41 AM

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Quality
Value

Wonderful

I only have one problem with this guitar, and it is that they label it a "student" guitar when it plays like some of the best out there. I have played gypsy jazz guitars before, some of which were ridiculously expensive, and this one matches up with tone and play. It is a very basic model, but holds up very well. For the price, this is an amazing guitar!

Submitted by: cagavazza on 12/06/2011 06:38:40 PM

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Quality
Value

Lemons Into Lemonade

Pros: It's fixable. Lightweight., nice case

Cons: High action, very lightweight, poor tuners

When I received this guitar, I was not happy. The bridge was out of place to the rear, the action was well above 4mm, it sounded like paper, and the tuners were junk. I gave Michael a hard time about it, which I will apologize for publically. Since, I have lowered the bridge considerably , making sure it contoured to the top perfectly, put on new strings, played the heck out of it day after day, replaced the tuners and it's starting to come into it's own. Not bad for the cheapest of the lot, even though with the add ons, it was not cheap. Very nice case as well. I almost want to add about a pound and a half of weight to it to make it feel more substantial, though. Coming from a world of Pro Takamine, Martin, and Guild guitars, this instrument took some adaptation of my style in order to find it's playability spot. I also had to adapt to the different spacing of the fret markers. It's finally playable. Again, apologies to Michael for my initial rants.He didn't make the guitar. Once I dove into it and found it was fixable, it only took my time and labor to make it work.

Submitted by: randyinitaly on 07/02/2011 02:47:26 AM

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Quality
Value

Good value!

Although this is my first Gypsy style guitar and I don't have a huge frame of reference, I looked into the Cigano before purchasing and found that it's often reported to be a better value for the money than some of the more expensive Gitanes. I got the full Gypsy setup which really brings out quite a nice tone, a little bit wetter to my ear than some other gypsy guitars, but for the money I am quite pleased.

Submitted by: Richard on 04/23/2011 03:45:38 AM

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Quality
Value

Amazing value.

This guitar is a surprisingly great instrument. I've played a few different Gypsy Jazz guitars, including a DG-255, DG-310 Lulo Reinhardt, and DG-320 John Jorgenson. Tone and playability wise, the GJ-10 could easily hang with them. That is impressive considering the Gitanes are usually double the price! I believe the reason the Cigano GJ-10 compares so well with more expensive guitars is because all of the money goes toward the design, construction, and functionality of the guitar. Saga kept costs down by using simple yet functional tuners, tailpiece, and finishing details. My GJ-10 came set up very decently right out of the box. The bridge seems to be fairly well made, with good intonation and the string height is at about 3mm above the 12th fret, which is just about right for this style of music. The fret work is more than adequate and there are no dead spots on the neck. It sounds awesome! I am very impressed with how great this guitar sounds. It has that signature gypsy jazz tone and plenty of volume and presence. Overall, it's a no-nonsense guitar that plays and sounds great. I plan on playing this guitar for many years to come until I have enough money and playing ability to warrant purchasing an expensive hand made gypsy guitar.

Submitted by: Ultraspontane on 01/09/2011 05:40:10 PM

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