Montpellier Jazz 

I designed this guitar to achieve the sound of both the Oval hole Selmer guitar and also the D hole Maccaferri guitar in one guitar, depending on the strength with which the strings are played. This also allows the Montpellier guitar to be versatile for other jazz styles. 
 
The guitar has a modern feel with a comfortable "C" profile neck and is equipped with 24 frets joining the body at the 14th. The offset elliptical soundhole, combined with the open bracing system, gives this guitar a tremendous volume and tone. The guitar produces clear ringing trebles with a sharp attack, smooth balanced bass and also a great sustain when required. 
 
The Montpellier guitar is played and also endorsed by John Etheridge (Sweet Chorus) and Blake Wilner (the Puppini Sisters and Blake Wilner Group). You can hear the Montpellier guitar on the album "Small Hotel" by John Etheridge - Sweet Chorus. 
 
SPECIFICATIONS  
 
Selected European Spruce 
Laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides 
Rosette with rosewood and BWB purflings 
Rosewood bindings 
High gloss finish 
Macasser ebony fingerboard with bound edges 
Macasser ebony headplate wit inlaid "toon" logo 
Bi-directional truss rod 
Bone nut and saddle 
Gotoh 510 tuners 
Scale length 660mm 
Nut width 46mm 
 
 

Gypsy Jazz - Oval Hole 

This is a Selmer-type Oval hole guitar, with 14 frets to the body. 
 
Internal bracing is as the original guitars and is then "tuned" to achieve the real gypsy sound typified by Django Reinhardt. 
 
SPECIFICATIONS 
 
Selected European Spruce top with hand made rosette 
Body with laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides and wooden bindings and purflings. Inside of body is lacquered as the original guitars 
Mahogany neck with Rosewood/Maple centre section 
Neck stiffening bars and also bi-directional truss rod 
Ebony fingerboard 
670mm scale length 
Width at nut 46mm 
"Grover" Sta-tite tuners 
High gloss finish 
Hard case 
 
 

Gypsy Jazz - D Hole 

This is a "Grande Bouche" style guitar with 12 frets to the body. The bracing has been optimised to achieve the loud punchy rhythm sound of these guitars. 
 
The guitar is also available fitted with an internal resonator - by request - and I also build a Nylon String version of this guitar. 
 
SPECIFICATIONS 
 
Selected spruce top with optimised bracing and hand made rosette 
Body having laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides with a lacquered interior 
Mahogany neck with stiffening bars and a bi-directional truss rod 
Ebony fingerboard with MOP position markers 
Macasser ebony headplate with inlaid "Toon" logo 
640mm scale 
48mm nut width 
"Grover sta-tite" tuners 
High gloss finish 
Hard case 
 
 

 Gypsy Jazz - Oval Hole 

 Gypsy Jazz - D hole 

 

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please phone or email for an appointment.   

  If you would like to discuss your requirements, please phone or email for an appointment.   

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