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1998 Hahl Gitano

1998 Hahl Gitano

This 1998 Gitano oval hole by Stefan Hahl represents the ultimate in contemporary Selmer guitar design. Most builders today obsessively try to replicate the design and building techniques of "golden era" guitars like the original Selmers, Busatos, and later Favinos. Hahl has dared to be different by using the Selmer design, which he has studied extensively, as a starting point for something new and unique. His guitars characteristically combine the complexity, warmth, and listenability of archtops and flatops with the punch and clarity of Selmers. The real genius of his work is that he has succeeded in making a contemporary, sophisticated sounding Gypsy guitar without loosing the essence of the Selmer sound. Others have tried to make such a guitar, but the end result is that warmth and complexity are traded for clarity and punch, which results in a very muted and dull sounding guitar. Not so with Hahl. His guitars produce notes with a rounded, satisfying tone but are still springy enough to shoot out of the instrument in volume challenged situations.

Hahl's work has been well received by the very finest Gypsy guitarists today. Most notably, by Bireli Lagrene who owns three Hahl guitars and has used them on most of his recent recordings. check out: Move, Just the Way You Are, To Bi or Not to Bi, and Live in Paris.

Gypsy legends Dorado Schmitt and Hono Winterstein also play Hahl guitars.

This fine example of Hahl's work was restored by Hahl himself. Two small cracks were repaired (one under the moustache piece and one close to the tailpiece.) The top was also refinished and the hardware was upgraded. Although this is the entry level Gitano model, it does have the three piece neck and fancy finish that you normally see on the Gitano De Luxe model. The standard Gitano retails for $6500, the De Luxe Gitano for $8500. Priced at only $4500, there's no doubt this guitar is a fantastic deal!

This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. 4% for International orders.


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Guitar Specs
Brand Hahl
Year 1998
Model Number Gitano
Serial Number None
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Excellent
Size 15 7/8"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Indian Rosewood
Neck Mahogany with Walnut Spline
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony
Finish Nitrocellulose
Tailpiece DR Gold
Tuners Schaller three on a plate (Gold)
Action 3mm
Strings John Pearse 2810 LM
Case DATT Hardshell
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.3 lbs
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