I am new to Gypsy Jazz. I plan on getting a Gitane or Cigano but I want one with a 1 3/4" nut width and a fairly thin neck thickness (front to back of neck). What is the nut width for a Cigano GJ-15? I like the looks of the D-shape hole but all the Gitane's seem to have a 1 7/8" nut. So which Gitane or Cigano have a 1 3/4" nut and slim neck thickness? My budget is $600 max. Thanks!
I paid to have the full setup done and in talking with Michael and Josh about it and based on reports on the forum, this guitar gets high marks as an entry level GJ guitar under $1000 or so....good value for the money.
Josh also told me the neck is slim.
I would take a good look at it and perhaps consider it over the D-Hole model as in the GJ-10 the neck joins the body at the 14th fret unlike the 12th fret on the D-Hole.
This guitar with the ful setup and shipping will put you right close to your budget.
I will be happy to give you a report as soon as I get mine.
I am certain other Cigano GJ-10 owners who know way more than me will weigh in soon.
In the $600 price range I recommend the Cigano GJ-10....it's only $330 so you can spend a little more on setup work (new bridge, fret level, etc.) Usually that brings out the best in playability and tone.
no...not a 12 fret one anyway. The DG-320 is a 14 fret D hole and has 1 3/4 nut.
If not which oval shaped hole has the thinnest neck with a 1 3/4" nut? [/quote]
The GJ-10, DG-255, and DG-310 all have very thin necks. Almost like electrics..a bit weird in my opinion.
Also are there any other GJ guitar makers that make a D shaped hole with a 1 3/4" nut?[/quote]
all the 14 fret D holes have 1 3/4 nut. See:
Latcho Drom D-14 300, D Hole, Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, 14
Fret Guitar (Asian made for DELL'ARTE)
D-HOLE HOMMAGE GUITAR WITH CASE
Dupont 2008 MDC-100 D Hole Guitar (Mahogany Back and Sides) with
I'm thinking of picking up a Cigano; the D-hole model. I have the Saga 250M and love it. But I've been traveling quite a bit recently and would like a guitar that I wouldn't mind taking a few dents and dings. Is this a good choice for a budget guitar that won't sacrifice sound quality? I tried out the Dell Arte pigalle and was very disappointed. How does the Cigano compare?
Thanks for any insights in advance...
However if I was going for a Cigano I'd get the oval hole which some very trustworthy people say it's the best sounding of ALL the Sagas, and that would include the 250M.
So if that's true, you might end up using your current guitar as the traveling instrument and leave the Cigano safe at home!
Either way for the price you can't go wrong.
Anyway, It's really cool owning one of each type, a Selmer and a Maccaferri.
Please do try and contact me whenever in Mexico, we'll get together and jam!