The Gerome family has been making instruments in Mirecourt, the ancient center of French luthiery, for over a century. First known for their Neapolitan mandolins, the Gerome workshop eventually grew to the point where they were producing nearly 2000 guitars and mandolins a month. Over the decades Gerome instruments gained a reputation for their excellent quality, great tone, and aesthetic beauty. By the 1990s the Gerome brothers had all retired and passed their legacy onto their apprentice, Philippe Moneret.
This wonderful example is the Jazz model that Gerome produced in the 1940s. It features a distinctive bean shaped soundhole, a short 12 fret neck, and a unusually wide lower bout. Other unique features include the original wood pickguard and an arched back.
off to Gerome for bringing this joyous instrument into the world! There
aren't many of these little beanhole guitars left in playable condition,
come grab this one while it's still here.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.
|Model Number||Modele Jazz|
|Fret Neck||12 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 13/16"|
|Body Depth||3 5/16"|
|Back and Sides||Rosewood/Mahogany|
|Tuners||Three on a plate|
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.