NOTE: This guitar is brand new and comes fully set up and with a full manufacturer's warranty.
Gitane is proud to include some of the world’s greatest guitarists in its roster of endorsers. Jan Akkerman is world-famous in many styles of music. From his legendary recordings with Focus to his mastery of the lute and his fiery Gypsy Jazz style—he is versatile, endlessly creative and the very epitome of a guitarist’s guitarist.
He has specified for his signature model Gitane: an Indian Rosewood body, a walnut neck and dark tortoise ABS binding for a look of elegance. The sound of this superb guitar reflects the man who inspired it, being versatile and modern with a healthy respect for tradition.
- Select Spruce top
- Ebony fingerboard with Pearloid position markers
- Indian Rosewood back & sides
- Walnut neck
- Ebony peghead overlay with Modèle Jan Akkerman script and Gitane® logo in gold
- Dark tortoise binding on all body edges
- Traditional multi-color soundhole rosette with dark tortoise center Grand Bouche soundhole shape
- Scale length: 26 5/8"
- Horizontal cutaway
- Ebony Mustache bridge with movable center
- Gold-plated Trapeze tailpiece with Ebony insert
- Gold-plated, engraved tuners with Ivoroid buttons
- Dovetail neck/body joint
- Bone nut, zero fret
- Adjustable truss rod
- Natural gloss finish
- Slotted headstock
- Signed label
- 1-Year Warranty
Back and Side Material: Indian Rosewood
Back Inlay: None
Binding Dark: Tortoise
Body Shape: Horizontal Cutaway
Brace Material: Spruce
Bridge Material: Ebony / Movable Mustache-style
Fingerboard & Peghead Binding: None
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Position Inlays: M-O-P Round Dots
Finish: Vintage-toned High Gloss
Headstock Style: Traditional Slotted
Neck Material: Solid American Walnut
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 26
Nut Material: Zero-fret / Bone String Guide
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Recommended Strings: Parisian by Gitane® Manouche Strings - Light Gauge
Saddle: Dyed Rosewood
Scale Length: 26 5/8"
Side Inlay: Multi-ply Ebony / Maple
Soundhole Rosette: Traditional Multi-Ply Wood
Soundhole Shape: Grand Bouche
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern: Traditional Ladder Bracing
Top Purfling: Multi-ply Ebony / Maple
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gold-plated / Engraved / Accurate 14:1 Gear Ratio / Grained Ivoroid Buttons