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Altamira Model M Gypsy Jazz Guitar Altamira Model M Gypsy Jazz Guitar
£850.00
1 in stock
Altamira M Gypsy Jazz Guitar with oval shaped sound hole The Model M guitar is a Selmer-Maccaferri style instrument suitable for gypsy jazz music popularised by the great Django Reinhardt. This is the Model M with an oval shaped sound hole (see Altamira Model MD for D-shaped sound hole). The Selmer-Maccaferri is a special steel stringed guitar best known as the favored instrument of Django Reinhar…
Altamira Model MD Gypsy Jazz Guitar Altamira Model MD Gypsy Jazz Guitar
£850.00
1 in stock
Altamira Model MD with D-shaped sound hole The Model M guitar is a Selmer-Maccaferri style instrument suitable for gypsy jazz music popularised by the great Django Reinhardt. The Selmer-Maccaferri is a special steel stringed guitar best known as the favored instrument of Django Reinhardt. Selmer, a French manufacturer, produced the instrument from 1932 to about 1952. In 1932 Selmer partnered with…
Altamira Model M01 Gypsy Jazz Guitar Altamira Model M01 Gypsy Jazz Guitar
£895.00
2 in stock
Altamira M01 Gypsy Jazz Guitar with oval shaped sound hole The M01 guitar is a Selmer-Maccaferri style instrument suitable for gypsy jazz music popularised by the great Django Reinhardt. The Selmer-Maccaferri is a special steel stringed guitar best known as the favored instrument of Django Reinhardt. Selmer, a French manufacturer, produced the instrument from 1932 to about 1952. In 1932 Selmer par…
Altamira Model M01D Gypsy Jazz Guitar Altamira Model M01D Gypsy Jazz Guitar
£895.00
2 in stock
Altamira M01D Gypsy Jazz Guitar with D-shaped sound hole The M01D guitar is a Selmer-Maccaferri style instrument suitable for gypsy jazz music popularised by the great Django Reinhardt. The Selmer-Maccaferri is a special steel stringed guitar best known as the favored instrument of Django Reinhardt. Selmer, a French manufacturer, produced the instrument from 1932 to about 1952. In 1932 Selmer part…
Altamira Model M01K Gypsy Jazz Guitar Altamira Model M01K Gypsy Jazz Guitar
£950.00
1 in stock
Altamira M01K Gypsy Jazz Guitar with Oval-shaped sound hole The M01K guitar is a Selmer-Maccaferri style instrument suitable for gypsy jazz music popularised by the great Django Reinhardt. The Selmer-Maccaferri is a special steel stringed guitar best known as the favored instrument of Django Reinhardt. Selmer, a French manufacturer, produced the instrument from 1932 to about 1952. In 1932 Selmer p…
Jazz B Boca En D Jazz B Boca En D
£1,750.00
1 in stock
Gypsy Jazz/Manouche Guite: Jazz B Model Geronimo Mateos e Hijos Top: Spruce Sides: Bubinga (Mahogany Inside) Back: Bubinga (Mahogany Inside) Neck: Walnut with double action Truss Rod Head: Walnut with Ebony Bridge : Ebony Fingerboard: Ebony FINISHING: Natural Oil Scale lenght: 670 mm Amplification: Standard “LC PICKUP” Pliage: Yes Recommended Cover/Gig Bag: https://www.londonguitarstudio.com/p/aco…
Audrey Boca Oval Audrey Boca Oval
£2,250.00
1 in stock
Gypsy Jazz/Manouche Guite: Audrey Model Geronimo Mateos e Hijos Top: Cedar Sides: Ovencol (Mahogany Inside) Back: Ovencol (Mahogany Inside) Neck: Walnut with double action Truss Rod Head: Walnut with Ebony Bridge : Ebony Fingerboard: Ebony FINISHING: Natural Oil Scale lenght: 670 mm Amplification: Standard “LC PICKUP” Pliage: Yes Recommended Cover/Gig Bag: https://www.londonguitarstudio.com/p/acou…
Django Boca Oval Django Boca Oval
£2,500.00
1 in stock
Gypsy Jazz/Manouche Guite: Django Model Geronimo Mateos e Hijos Top: Spruce Sides: Ziricote (Mahogany Inside) Back: Ziricote (Mahogany Inside) Neck: Walnut with double action Truss Rod Head: Walnut with Ebony Bridge : Ebony Fingerboard: Ebony Finishing: Gloss Poliurethane lacquer or Natural Oil Scale lenght: 670 mm Amplification: Standard “LC PICKUP” Pliage: Yes Recommended Cover/Gig Bag: https://…
Montmartre Boca Maccaferi Montmartre Boca Maccaferi
£2,500.00
1 in stock
Gypsy Jazz/Manouche Guite: Montmartre Model Geronimo Mateos e Hijos Top: Spruce Sides: Spanish Walnut (Mahogany Inside) Back: Spanish Walnut (Mahogany Inside) Neck: Walnut with double action Truss Rod Head: Walnut with Ebony Bridge : Ebony Fingerboard: Ebony FINISHING: Natural Oil Scale lenght: 670 mm Amplification: Standard “LC PICKUP” Pliage: Yes Recommended Cover/Gig Bag: https://www.londonguit…

About Gypsy Jazz Guitars

At London Guitar Studio we are proud to stock an exciting new selection of Gypsy Jazz guitars including a number of special Selmer Maccaferri style guitars from Spanish luthier Geronimo Mateos.

Gypsy Jazz Origins

The creation of the Gypsy Jazz, or Manouche Jazz, style is credited to Jean "Django" Reinhardt, a famous Belgian guitarist and composer. During the 1930s Reinhardt along with Jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli founded the influential Jazz group 'Quintette du Hot Club de France' which also included a number of other members including Jazz double-bassist Louis Vola.

Django Reinhardt favoured the Selmer guitar, a style that today is almost entirely associated with Gypsy Jazz guitar. Selmer Maccaferri style guitars have a great tone and are loud, allowing the lead to be easily heard within the group. The lead, and the guitar favoured by Django himself featured an Oval hole, known as a "petite bouche". Supporting rhythm guitarists would typically use a D-hole Selmer guitar however this was by far not a strict rule, with the two styles being used interchangeably, even by Django Reinhardt himself.

Our Collection of Selmer Maccaferri Style Guitars

At London Guitar Studio we have an impressive range of Selmer Maccaferri style guitars made by the leading Spanish luthier Geronimo Mateos. Mateos guitars are played worldwide by many acclaimed Gypsy Jazz guitarists and feature all the classic hallmarks of an original Selmer Manouche Jazz guitar, including a bold and characterful tone and distinct loudness.

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