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.
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 3/4"|
|Back and Sides||Rosewood (Laminate)|
|Tuners||3 on a plate Gold|
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
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
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
Play faster, louder, and with better tone by learning the rest-stroke picking technique used by Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Bireli Lagrene, and Fapy Lafertin.
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.