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Gypsy

1575 € outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

Even with the history of J.Castelluccia’s workshop, currently representing with its 70 years of existence the oldest lutherie specializing in the manufacturing of gypsy jazz guitars, we continue to make it a point of honor to provide our customers handcrafted products with the best quality for the price as is possible.

Following tradition, the acoustic qualities and finishes of the Gypsy make it an ideal guitar to begin playing in Manouche style. Presented by Acoustic Guitarist magazine as a guitar with unmatched quality for its price, this instrument is designed after an original Selmer. It has bracing made of four crossbars, as have J.Castelluccia models of the 50s and the famous Selmer #503 which belonged to Django Reinhardt and currently visible at the Museum of La Villette in France.

The Gypsy, offered at 1890 € TTC, made entirely by hand and in the tradition of the art - creased soundboard (pliage), selected wood quality tuners and tailpiece, etc. -  can claim to be, to this day, the least expensive handmade guitars in this style in the world!

The Gypsy features a high grade European spruce top, Palo Leo rosewood back and sides, and a walnut neck. This instrument is fitted with a set of high quality three-on-a plate-tuners and Castelluccia’s own JC tailpiece. The high grade woods and hardware found on this instrument are rarely found on French made guitars under 2500€, making this instrument an exceptional deal for someone looking for luxurious features at an affordable price. Notable design features include gently rounded binding which adds additional comfort by not pressing into your body like more conventional binding does. Additionally, the bridge includes a replaceable ebony saddle, a feature rarely found on Selmer style bridges which are normally fashioned from one piece of solid wood. You can easily adjust the action by simply swapping out the saddle piece for one of a different height.

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4.82 out of 5
1890,00 TTC Add to basket
daphne-face
Daphné

1625€ outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

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5.00 out of 5
1950,00 TTC Add to basket
Swing - Série G Castelluccia
Swing

1625€ outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

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5.00 out of 5
1950,00 TTC Add to basket
oldschool-PB_3
Oldschool 48

2166,66€ outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

 

Reissue of the legendary jazz guitar Selmer style made by my grandfather in the 40s and 50s, and also popularized in the early 2000s by the prestigious guitarist Dorado Schmitt (Vienna festival with Bireli Lagrene). It has the particularity to have an arched back (curved molded) without back braces offering to the guitar a big sound projection and characteristic tone of the time, the famous “Oldschool sound”. With his intermediate D hole format, designed by my grandfather and become one of the distinguishing features of the brand, it offers maximum versatility in terms of playability. The mold used was the one used by my grandfather in time and materials including mahogany and cedar top from a very old stock from the years 40, that belonged therefore to my grandfather and then my father. According to the original, its neck is mahogany integrating a trussrod intended to optimize playing comfort, and has a vintage patina type finish. This guitar received glorious reviews in Guitarist Acoustic magazine.

LE TEMOIGNAGE DE DORADO SCHMITT J'ai joué pendant plus de 10 ans, un peu partout dans le monde, avec cette guitare là. Je l'avais trouvée à Bruxelles, sur un marché aux puces, dans les années 90. J'ai juste fait refretter la touche et poser un trussrod, si jamais le manche bougeait, sinon je l'ai laissée dans son "jus". Au niveau du son, c'est une guitare exceptionnelle. Pour moi, c'est vraiment le grain, le son "Django", avec de très bonnes basses et aussi beaucoup d'aigus. Il faut dire que la rosace en D, chez Castelluccia, est plus petite que chez Maccaferri. C'est ça aussi qui donne ce son. Parce que les guitares "en D" sonnent souvent un peu "creux". Là, pas du tout ! castelluccia avait un secret bien à lui. A Vienne, tout le monde l'a essayée i Bireli, Stochello, Angelo Debarre, Sylvain Luc, qui l'a trouvait exceptionnelle... Malheureusement, je m'en suis séparé lors d'une soirée un peu "arrosée". Quelqu'un qui connaissait ce modèle a voulu absolument me l'acheter. Le lendemain, j'ai regretté! J'e rêve encore ... Chaque guitariste a son son, mais c'est franchement une super guitare !"   [button style="btn-default btn-sm" type="link" target="true" title="Voir le banc d'essai" link="/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Oldschool-48.pdf"]     [badge bgcolor="#982b31" value="Disponible sur commande sous 3 à 4 mois"]

5.00 out of 5
2600,00 TTC Add to basket
Oldschool 48
Oldschool 48

2166,66€ outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

Reissue of the legendary jazz guitar Selmer style made by my grandfather in the 40s and 50s, and also popularized in the early 2000s by the prestigious guitarist Dorado Schmitt (Vienna festival with Bireli Lagrene). It has the particularity to have an arched back (curved molded) without back braces offering to the guitar a big sound projection and characteristic tone of the time, the famous “Oldschool sound”. With his intermediate D hole format, designed by my grandfather and become one of the distinguishing features of the brand, it offers maximum versatility in terms of playability. The mold used was the one used by my grandfather in time and materials including mahogany and cedar top from a very old stock from the years 40, that belonged therefore to my grandfather and then my father. According to the original, its neck is mahogany integrating a trussrod intended to optimize playing comfort, and has a vintage patina type finish.

This guitar received glorious reviews in Guitarist Acoustic magazine.

 

LE TEMOIGNAGE DE DORADO SCHMITT J'ai joué pendant plus de 10 ans, un peu partout dans le monde, avec cette guitare là. Je l'avais trouvée à Bruxelles, sur un marché aux puces, dans les années 90. J'ai juste fait refretter la touche et poser un trussrod, si jamais le manche bougeait, sinon je l'ai laissée dans son "jus". Au niveau du son, c'est une guitare exceptionnelle. Pour moi, c'est vraiment le grain, le son "Django", avec de très bonnes basses et aussi beaucoup d'aigus. Il faut dire que la rosace en D, chez Castelluccia, est plus petite que chez Maccaferri. C'est ça aussi qui donne ce son. Parce que les guitares "en D" sonnent souvent un peu "creux". Là, pas du tout ! castelluccia avait un secret bien à lui. A Vienne, tout le monde l'a essayée i Bireli, Stochello, Angelo Debarre, Sylvain Luc, qui l'a trouvait exceptionnelle... Malheureusement, je m'en suis séparé lors d'une soirée un peu "arrosée". Quelqu'un qui connaissait ce modèle a voulu absolument me l'acheter. Le lendemain, j'ai regretté! J'e rêve encore ... Chaque guitariste a son son, mais c'est franchement une super guitare !"

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Filippo Dall'Asta

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5.00 out of 5
2600,00 TTC Add to basket
OLDSCHOOL-LUXE-3
Oldschool 48 De Luxe- New

3750€ outside EU (excl. 20% VAT)

Reissue of the legendary jazz guitar Selmer style made by my grandfather in the 40s and 50s, and also popularized in the early 2000s by the prestigious guitarist Dorado Schmitt (Vienna festival with Bireli Lagrene). It has the particularity to have an arched back (curved molded) without back braces offering to the guitar a big sound projection and characteristic tone of the time, the famous “Oldschool sound”. With his intermediate D hole format, designed by my grandfather and become one of the distinguishing features of the brand, it offers maximum versatility in terms of playability. The mold used was the one used by my grandfather in time and materials including mahogany and cedar top from a very old stock from the years 40, that belonged therefore to my grandfather and then my father. According to the original, its neck is mahogany integrating a trussrod intended to optimize playing comfort, and has a vintage patina type finish. This guitar received glorious reviews in Guitarist Acoustic magazine.

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