Django Reinhardt, the renowned guitarist who played a pivotal role in shaping my own musical and making journey, was not only celebrated for his creation of the genre known as Gypsy jazz during World War II, but also for his exceptional virtuosity in playing intricate phrases with just two fingers.
This was due to a tragic fire accident which left his left hand partially paralyzed, rendering his pinky and ring finger unusable. Despite this setback, he persisted in his passion for music, utilizing a specialized acoustic guitar designed by Mario Maccaferri to compete with American guitars.
However, the instrument ultimately became synonymous with Django's legacy, serving as a lasting tribute to his enduring musical legacy.
I pay homage to him and his music through my own interpretation of this iconic instrument.
-Soundboard : Alpine Spruce From Jura, France
-Back and Side: Laminated Mahogany
from reclaimed furniture
-Neck : Mahogany
-Fingerboard : Cocobolo
- Bridge : Rosewood
-Bindings : Mahogany and Maple
Finish : French Polish
Scale Length : 670 mm
Nut width : 45 mm
Oil finish (matte finish)
French Polish (High Gloss)