Gitane D-500 Gitane D-500 Gitane The Gitane D-500 produces a full, rounded tone which is great for rhythm playing. Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars saga_gitane_d-500 D-500 5.0 3
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We purchased a Gitane D-500 for a friend who lives in Oaxaca, Mexico (where we live half time). Manouche guitars are very hard to obtain here due to problems with international shipping, low demand, and very little Gypsy Jazz being played. Michael shipped the guitar to my address in Colorado, and I was able to bring it to Oaxaca as checked luggage; (the gig-bag within a Stu-Mac cardboard guitar shipping system box). We are delighted with the overall fit-and-finish of the guitar constructi...
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Michael, The guitar arrived today and I am Happy with it. The service and shipping were also the best  - thanks!
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I already owned this model myself and continue to use it when playing outdoor gigs or to practice on when travelling. It's a great instrument to get started on (or to continue on of course). It cuts enough to handle lead work, and is loud enough to handle rhythm work. This second instrument ordered was for a student, and I recommend this particular instrument to all of my new gypsy-jazzers. The short scale makes it easy on little hands or newer players (or very easy on those used to playing ...
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Gitane D-500

Gitane D-500
Saga did a nice job of creating the warm, balanced sound that the original 12 fret Selmer Maccafferis have. You'd be hard pressed to find a professional who would use this guitar for lead as the 12 fret neck limits high fret access and the shorter scale doesn't produce the biting lead lines that the longer scale guitars have. However, the warmth and balance of this model make it an excellent Gypsy jazz rhythm guitar and it can even be used in other styles like rock and folk.

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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 ($85.00)
Altamira Deluxe Case ($150.00)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Black ($187.95)
Superior Deluxe Gypsy Jazz Case - Brown ($189.95)
Carbon Fiber Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($575.00)
Carbon Composite Gypsy Guitar Flight Case ($499.00)
BAM Manouche Carbon Fiber Gypsy Case ($933.00)
Gitane ProTour Gig Bag ($139.95)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($480.00)
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 DR Brass Tuners ($465.00)
Would you like to upgrade your guitars tailpiece?
No upgrade
Dupont Nickel Tailpiece ($155.00)
Dupont Brass Tailpiece ($155.00)
Dupont DR Tailpiece ($225.00)
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Gitane D-500

We purchased a Gitane D-500 for a friend who lives in Oaxaca, Mexico (where we live half time). Manouche guitars are very hard to obtain here due to problems with international shipping, low demand, and very little Gypsy Jazz being played. Michael shipped the guitar to my address in Colorado, and I was able to bring it to Oaxaca as checked luggage; (the gig-bag within a Stu-Mac cardboard guitar shipping system box). We are delighted with the overall fit-and-finish of the guitar construction. Realizing this is not a high end instrument, the materials and care that went into the building are excellent, and the setup was very good, right “out of the box”. The sound and volume are the classic “pomp”. Included in the purchase was the Gitane-branded vinyl (fake leather) gig bag with backpack straps. This is very well made, well padded, and includes a nice big pocket for accessories. Five stars for the Gitane D-500, the gig bag, and the pleasure of dealing with Michael and DjangoBooks! It is the best value for the money we can imagine, and the recipient of the guitar is “Over the Moon”!

Submitted by: Drew on 01/13/2024 06:25:42 AM

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Gitane D-500

Michael, The guitar arrived today and I am Happy with it. The service and shipping were also the best  - thanks!

Submitted by: Zeke on 05/04/2017 03:30:00 PM

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Gitane D-500

Pros: Quality and price

I already owned this model myself and continue to use it when playing outdoor gigs or to practice on when travelling. It's a great instrument to get started on (or to continue on of course). It cuts enough to handle lead work, and is loud enough to handle rhythm work. This second instrument ordered was for a student, and I recommend this particular instrument to all of my new gypsy-jazzers. The short scale makes it easy on little hands or newer players (or very easy on those used to playing already!) and the price is very reasonable considering the long-life, versatility, and playability of this particular model. Can't compare to a hand-made model at all, but that's apples and oranges if you ask me...

Submitted by: Kohno on 04/23/2011 07:48:03 AM

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