Geronimo Mateos has long been one of the leading Selmer Maccaferri style luthiers in Spain. Based in Madrid, his guitars are played worldwide by such notably luminaries as Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Schmitt, and Gonzalo Bergara. Angelo Debarre played a Mateos guitar on the CDs "Come Into My Swing," "Entre Amis," and "Memoires," (Tchavolo Schmitt plays one as well on "Memoires") and Gonzalo Bergara played a Mateos built guitar on the CD Porte�a Soledad. Some of his earlier instruments were rebranded as "Gallato" but were built in the same shop as this Mateos instrument.
As you'd expect of a cedar top guitar, this instrument has the refinement of tone and prodigious volume that one would normally only find in a well seasoned vintage instrument. It's quick, snappy attack makes even the most subtle phrases easily heard. Tonally, it is open and complex with a wonderful high end sparkle. No doubt, this wonderful creation has that elusive ""Wow!" factor we all seek in a guitar.
A European handmade instrument of this quality is rarely found for less than $4000 making this instrument an exceptional value.
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|Model Number||Angelo Debarre|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 11/16"|
|Back and Sides||Cocobolo|
|Tuners||Schaller Three on a Plate|
|Case||Shuster Flight Case|
The original "Wegen" Gypsy Guitar pick. 3.5mm thick, 30mm long, 26mm wide.
The original Gypsy jazz strings! Used by Django Reinhard and nearly every other Gypsy guitarist.
Vintage Django tone for Selmer/Maccaferri oval hole guitars.