Gitane DG-560 Nylon String Gitane DG-560 Nylon String Gitane A tribute to Mario Maccaferri's original nylon string guitar. Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars saga-gitane-dg-560-lulo-reinhardt DG-560 5.0 2 1350.00
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Gitane DG-560 Nylon String

Gitane DG-560 Nylon String

Gypsy guitarists have long waited for an affordable copy of Mario Maccaferri's original guitar: A 12 fret D hole with nylon strings. Not many people are aware that the original Maccaferri Selmer guitars were classicals and only later were they adapted for steel string jazz playing. This new model from Saga makes it possible to experience the sort of sound and playability that Mario Maccaferri intended.


The sound of this guitar is rich, warm, and rounded as you'd expect from an instrument with nylon strings. Gypsy jazz players will be delighted to find that this instrument makes a fantastic rhythm guitar (many of the original recordings of the Hot Club of France featured a nylon strung Maccaferri guitar on rhythm). The fullness of tone also lends itself to playing solo chord melody pieces and Latin repertoire.

The DG-560 features a solid Port Orford Cedar top and Cypress back and sides. 12 Fret neck, 25.5" scale, with a D hole.

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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
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Guitar Specs
Brand Gitane
Year Current
Model Number DG-560
Sound Hole D Hole
Fret Neck 12 Fret
Condition New
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 650mm
Nut Width 1 15/16"
Body Depth 3 3/4"
Top Cedar
Back and Sides Cypress
Neck 12 Fret
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebonoid
Finish High Gloss
Tailpiece None
Tuners 3 on a plate Gold
Action Varies
Strings Nylon
Case None
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod None
Weight 3.5 lbs

Reviews and Ratings


Outstanding DG-560

First, Michael was very easy to deal with. Great customer service. I always liked the Gitane DG-500. Joined at the 12th fret, it sounded great and was an intimate player. The DG-560 takes it to a whole new level. The fit and finish on the guitar is at custom shop, hand-built level. The attention to detail is obvious throughout. Simply a beautiful instrument. It's very light and responsive, gives that satisfying lively vibration against the ribs when its played. Strung with nylon strings, it has a softness and expressiveness that players of other styles than Gypsy Jazz will appreciate (that includes me). I will be using it primarily as a solo instrument. When asked how she thought the guitar sounded to her, a friend said, "Passionate and romantic." I'm not sure I would have used those words, but the DG-560 is a responsive, beautiful, easy to play instrument with very wide dynamic range.

Submitted by: jkoz on 09/08/2012 07:20:29 AM


good deal

good guitar for the "blow out special" price. nice cyprus on the back, very nice cyprus on the sides. i own 3 gitane. the most beautiful is the dorado schmitt but the best is definitely the john jorgenson. the dg 560 is something different (nylon strings). good construction, nice sound. there is no truss-rod, but well it' s a nylon string guitar. but the specs are wrong. i put a schertler system on it and it works perfectly with my aer amp. it' s between a flamenco and a classical guitar (maybe more flamenco) with a gypsy style shape. finally: yes, it' s a good guitar for the price. buy it!

Submitted by: philip ave on 02/11/2012 04:42:03 PM

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