Gitane DG-255 Gitane DG-255 Gitane The Gitane DG-255 is a classic Selmer copy with the most commonly sought after features. Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments > String Instruments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars saga_gitane_dg-255 DG-255 5.0 5 999.00

Gitane DG-255

Gitane DG-255

The DG-255 has the classic Selmer proportions and wood choices most commonly sought after by professional Gypsy jazz guitarists. For that reason this is one of the most popular models, especially for students on a budget. If you like a darker tone and are less concerned about volume and bark, then this model will suit you well. It's rather shallow neck angle and flatter top gives it a more balanced tone. For a more aggressive sound with more highend response, check out the Cigano GJ-10.

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Item Options

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
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)
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 ($102.00)
Dupont Brass Tailpiece ($102.00)
Dupont DR Tailpiece ($175.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand Gitane
Year Current
Model Number DG-255
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 Spruce
Back and Sides Rosewood (Laminate)
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony/Maple/Walnut
Finish High Gloss
Tailpiece Saga
Tuners 3 on a plate Gold
Action Varies
Strings GHS Gypsy
Case None
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.15 lbs

Reviews and Ratings



First gypsy jazz guitar. Extremely satisfied by the quality of the guitar for that price.

Submitted by: Jonathan on 05/02/2016 02:09:17 PM


Gitane DG-255

All good, it arived on my door step well packed and in a beautiful solid case, I took it out, tuned it up and played, just great!

Submitted by: Gerry on 06/26/2013 12:51:01 AM



Pros: Amazing guitar, sound and playability

Cons: A few wood shavings, no real biggie

Loving the new DG255. I have a DG500 which is great but I couldn't get used to the wider neck which is why I went for the DG255. It arrived packed very well, I was a bit worried about it getting knocked about but it got here in one piece. I got a bigtone bridge pickup put in. I'm amazed how much it sounds like the guitar unplugged only louder through my AER. It took a bit longer to get here than the 2-3 weeks but I put that down to Djangobooks getting more popular so no worries there. Just a tiny moan about the wood shavings from the drilling, left inside the guitar. Other than that I can't complain. Playing it so much that when I'm not playing it I'm thinking about playing it. Now if only my technique would improve

Submitted by: dion on 05/31/2013 02:00:07 AM



Pros: eee

Wow, what a great guitar! This is one bang-for-the-buck instrument! Factory settings were very nice. The only, and obvious, downside was the factorystrings, but they will almost always be of poor quality unless the guitarcompany has some sort of deal with a stringmaking company. The whole quality of the rest of the instrument is flawless at this pricerange. Nice finish, great sound(!!), sturdy built, stays in tune well. Thanks a bunch to Michael for outstanding customer service(quick responce, info etc.)=)

Submitted by: Andreas B. Onarheim on 04/24/2013 01:27:08 AM



The item was everything I thought it would be.

Submitted by: Travis on 01/04/2012 02:04:59 PM

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