2021 Castelluccia Menilmontant (Available late July)
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CURRENTLY BEING BUILT AND ARRIVING IN JULY!
If you are interested in any of our guitars, or wanting to place a guitar ON HOLD, email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and shipping details. I am wanting to help grow Gypsy Jazz in Australia and want to help you buy the perfect guitar at the right price. All guitars have a 48 hour approval period (see returns policy).
2021 CASTELLUCCIA MENILMONTANT OVAL HOLE
The Menilmontant pays homage to the Selmer guitar No 503 which Belonged to Django Reinhardt in the 30’s. Just like a vintage Selmer the soundboard is made of solid spruce with pliage (fold or arch) to ensure that authentic tone. Jean-Baptiste has also gone to great lengths to recreate the bracing pattern of the 1930’s Selmer 503. A Parisian handmade authentic Selmer copy delivered to your door for just over $4k!
I am amazed at the value for money offered by Castelluccia guitars. Handmade by arguably the most experienced Gypsy Jazz luthier family in the world they offer features and quality rarely found in guitars currently available in Australia.
This guitar is sold with a high quality polyfoam case with two-pull zipper (not a gig bag). This style of case is light, practical and offers the best protection for the long journey the guitar has to make. If you are wanting to upgrade to a hard case email email@example.com to discuss other options.
All guitars are professionally set-up upon arrival from Europe.
Backs and sides : Indian Rosewood
Top : Solid Spruce with pliage (Like a vintage selmer)
Neck : Walnut with double action truss rod
Fingerboard : Ebony with radius
Binding : Indian Rosewood
Bridge : Ebony
Tuners : Gold
Finish : Oiled finish
Nut width : 44mm
Size : 15 3/4
Scale : 670
At the end of the 1930’s luthier Jean-Baptiste Castelluccia met Django Reinhardt. Following his meeting with Django, Jean-Baptiste decided to specialise in making Gypsy Jazz guitars and quickly gained a reputation in Paris. The Castelluccia family is now the longest running Gypsy guitar manufacturer in France with a proud history of three generations and over 75 years of experience! Since the beginning of the 90’s Jean-Baptiste Castelluccia (grandson), continuing on from his father Jacques, has been proudly carrying on the family's instrument making tradition established in the heart of Paris. Some of JB’s guitars pay homage to the guitars made his grandfather with aged woods and design features rarely found these days. Others come with a more modern feel and design. It was very difficult to decide which guitars to buy...I wanted them all! Castelluccia guitars are in high demand with at least four month waiting period...but good things come to....