Luthier: Claude Patenotte
Serial #: 2562001
Back and Sides: Maple
Neck: not shure
Tailpiece: changes for a DB /original tailpiece availab
Pickup: Right hand
This guitar was made in the historical luthier town of Mirecourt in the Vosges area.
This is my first gypsy guitar ever. The Patenotte were the only (along with Pierre Fontaine) affordable new handmade gypsy guitars. Asian gypsy guitars didn’t even significantly exist at the time. I think he was making like one guitar a week.
The neck is short scaled, thick “as a neck” but not too wide.
It’s made too play “La gitane”, “Les yeux noirs”… extremely dry, precise, oldschool sound. Not the most gracious but it got taste!
For thos interested, many players jammed on this guitar : Moreno, David Reinhardt, Serge Krief, Paulus Schäfer Boba Demeter, Yorgui Loeffler, Dallas Baumgartner…