Gitane's D-500 is a loving recreation of the original Selmer-Maccaferri style "Gypsy-Jazz" guitar, complete with large D shaped sound hole, trapeze tailpiece, zero fret and wide neck. All measurements and construction features were taken directly from a rare, original 1932 Selmer-Maccaferri guitar to create the most affordable, high-quality reproduction ever offered. The Gitane D-500 features a top of select solid spruce with rosewood back and sides and a thin, comfortable, bound mahogany neck with a 24-fret extension fingerboard of ebony with pearl-dot position markers.
The large D-shaped soundhole has concentric rings of multicolored wood purfling. The body is bound with solid ebony for durability and beauty with maple/walnut/maple purfling on all edges. The traditional Moustache bridge, also ebony, has a removable center section that is slotted for perfect intonation. Includes Gitane hardshell case.
Solid spruce top rosewood back and sides
Multiple ebony/maple purfling on all edges
Characteristic large "D" soundhole
Moustache bridge with movable center
Thin, comfortable, bound mahogany neck
Dovetail neck/body joint
Slotted headstock with rosewood overlay
Extended 24-fret ebony fingerboard
Mother-of-pearl dot markers
Body size- 12-fret neck joint
Scale length 25 1/4"
Nut width 1 7/8"
Body length 18 1/2"
Lower bout 16"
Upper bout 11 1/4"
Geared 14:1 ratio, gold-plated, slotted peghead tuning machines
Adjustable truss rod
High-gloss finish with aging toner for vintage look
Bone nut, zero fret
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