This mint condition Gitano De Luxe 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
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 Stochelo Rosenberg, Dorado Schmitt and Hono Winterstein also play Hahl guitars.
This mint condition example was constructed with a 40 year aged top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and a three piece mahogany/walnut neck. It has been fitted with a set of Schaller Classic Deluxe tuners with ebony buttons and a DR tailpiece. The tailpiece insert has the original owner's name inscribed in abalone. The tailpiece can easily be swapped out for a blank one if so desired.
This instrument is gig ready, with K&K's Trinity pickup installed. The pickup combines piezo sensors with an internal mic for optimal tone and feedback resistance.
The tone of this instrument has the balance, warmth, and projection that made Hahl famous among the luminaries of Gypsy jazz. As a truly modern Gypsy guitar, it is capable in a variety of settings from traditional jazz, to modern jazz, and even folk. The 40 year aged woods add the maturity and clarity that you normally only hear in well aged vintage guitars. Additionally, the easy playing 3mm action makes it feel more like an archtop than a Gypsy guitar. It's the perfect instrument for today's Gypsy guitarist!A new Gitano De Luxe, especially one with a sophisticated pickup system, would cost well over $10K new, making this mint condition example an astounding value! Come save yourself some money and get an amazing guitar to boot...
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|Model Number||Gitano De Luxe|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 15/16"|
|Top||Spruce (40 Year aged)|
|Back and Sides||Brazilian Rosewood|
|Neck||Mahogany with Walnut spline|
|Tuners||Schaller Classic Deluxe (Gold) with Ebony Buttons|
|Case||Superior Deluxe Black|
|Pickup(s)||K&K Trinity System|
2012 Hall Gitano De Luxe
This is the most even guitar I've ever played; sonically there are no dead spots, the feel is good all up and down the neck, the volume increases linearly as you drive it harder. It's almost spooky how well it does what you ask. Yay!
Submitted by: Djosh on 05/08/2017 06:15:45 PM