Gitano Super de Luxe D

Premium looks and incredible voice distinguish this gem of an instrument. Biréli Lagrène has played a Gitano Super de Luxe D since 2003. In fact, he was so impressed by it that it’s been his first choice for acoustic performances, although he now alternates between the D and oval soundhole models.

His comments about the the Gitano Super de Luxe instruments: “Like choice wines, these guitars get better with each day that passes.”

Key features:

  • Original Selmer Maccaferri shape with D-shaped soundhole
  • Master grade, hand selected 60-year workshop seasoned and aged Canadian red cedar top
  • Also available with master grade hand selected 60-year workshop seasoned and aged spruce top
  • 60-year workshop seasoned and aged Brazilian rosewood back and sides
  • Three-piece neck of exclusive figure flamed mahogany with figured German maple core
  • Hand selected master grade ebony fingerboard with elaborate abalone inlays
  • Mother-of-pearl and abalone soundhole ornamentation
  • Rosewood fingerboard and body bindings
  • Standard scale length: 650 mm
    Also available in 670 mm
  • Rounded D-shaped neck
  • Ebony bridge with two compensating bone inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Schaller gold-plated tuners with ebony buttons
  • Gold-plated tailpiece embellished with ebony inlays
  • Thinly applied nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Thin coat of shellac applied to the inside of the guitar protects the wood from fluctuations in humidity for a consistent tonal character and steadfastly brilliant sound
  • Optional Class A French polish. Maximize the acoustic performance of your guitar with a hand-buffed top!

Bireli Lagrene live on stage with his Hahl Gitano Super de Luxe (these links will take you to You Tube):

What the guitar press has to say:

„Tools4music“ Fachmagazin 5/2003 von Gunter Janssen

“At first glance, this elegant aesthetic beauty radiates its fiery temperament and captures the eye with its standout good looks. Due to its broad-ranged, powerful sound and tonal diversity, the Hahl Gitano Super de Luxe excels in many different music styles. A guitar that speaks with authority, stating its case with eloquence and passion, this goddess can raise her voice when it counts thanks to astounding dynamics. Also a great team player with well-rounded, amiable personality, it readily complements ensemble playing, driving any rhythm group.”

“With his Gitano Super de Luxe guitar, master luthier Stefan Hahl has created what is, in every respect, a true premium instrument. Highest quality materials and flawless, artistic craftsmanship have fashioned an instrument that permits the fulfillment of many a musical dream. The price is more than reasonable. And, if Django Reinhardt were still living, I’m sure he’d be playing a Hahl Gitano Super de Luxe.”