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All books now available for purchase at our online store.

Djangobooks.com re-launch

Welcome to our new web site! The site is now more informative and easier to use. The Home page is now a weekly updated log that will contain playing tips, news, etc. The Books section now contains detailed descriptions and samples of each book.

Coming Soon: Downloadable Gypsy jazz lessons!

Gypsy Jazz Strings

Schertler STAT-PRE Electrostatic Preamp



The Schertler STAT-PRE preamplifier is the perfect choice for use with the Schertler series of electrostatic transducers for classic string instruments. Versatile and easy to use, STAT-PRE provides volume control in a compact package.

An innovative sub-bass filter protects the house system, or your on-stage amplifier, from distortion or potentially harmful signals caused by low-frequency spikes.

Class-A constant-current design ensures faithful sound reproduction while providing up to 500 hours of playing time from a single 9-volt battery.

Manufactured with a cast aluminum housing, the STAT-PRE can be floor-mounted or worn by the player with the optional belt clip.

For more info or to buy click here: Stat-Pre

Stat-Pre Specs

Stat-Pre Manual

Fapy Lafertin: Reverie

I was fortunate to study with Fapy Lafertin for a year. He is a master of the Gypsy jazz style, but also is skilled in playing straight ahead jazz, baroque, and Portuguese Fado. A transcription of the main theme to Reverie appears in my book Unaccompanied Django as Etude #3.

This video displays his mastery of Django’s music. Watch his right hand closely for a classic example of the Gypsy Picking technique. For more Fapy Lafertin check out his CDs Fleur Dennui ,Fine and Dandy, Django! A Tribute to Django Reinhardt, Live at the AB, and Hungaria.

Fapy also appears on the Django Legacy DVD.


The video archive is dedicated to Mary Honcoop. She generously shared her large collection of Gypsy videos with nearly anyone who asked. The video archive aims to continue her generosity now that she is gone.

The Video Archive is devoted surviving video of Django Reinhardt and other masters of the Gypsy jazz genre. If you enjoy these videos consider making a donation.

To view this video you need Real Player software. Download for free here: Real Player

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