The MJS D hole 12 gypsy jazz guitar is mostly requested by rhythm players. The shorter neck makes the instrument easier to play with less tension than an “petite bouche”, especially suitable if playing rhythm.
The sound is very open with a strong presence, volume and a piano like resonance very suitable for accompaniment in gypsy jazz music.
Soundboard: European spruce or cedar. “Pliage” behind bridge as standard
Bracing: standard 4 braces
Back/side: Indian/ Madagascar rosewood, mahogany, walnut, figured maple, others if available
Neck: mahogany, walnut, maple
Neck sizes: 43mm at the nut and 55mm at the 12th fret as standard
Frets: jumbo as standard, other type possible on request
Body sizes: 470mm long x 400mm wide at lower bout (Selmer sizes)
Scale lenght: 640 mm
Finish: clear celulo as standard. Antique look finish or colour and french polishing available on request
The guitars shown below on this page are example of possible customization. Each aspect of the guitars, from the choice of wood to the type of bindings and the colour of the finish, have been decided by the customer.