The real Gypsy Sound the oval Gypsy Guitar?

Real Gypsy
Popy Basily band 

Gypsy Jazz in Holland
The most popular gypsy guitar is the oval sound hole guitar like the Selmer and Favino model. .  Worldwide but especially  in Holland there are many excellent Gypsy Jazz players. Think about the Rosenberg family and the Basily family and many others.

Just like Popy
This guitar in the Selmer style Iíve made for Popy Basily.. The shape is very similar to the Selmer Django Reinhardt played.

It looks simple
The whole concept is quite simple, four or five  transfer braces with the floating bridge. It took me years to construct a gypsy guitar with bright trebles as well as warm bass.

The top
First of all Iíve constructed my own sound bars under the bridge. Just two braces instead of three. Very light and strong enough. This is the most important thing in the gypsy guitar.

Solid woods for back and sides
Iíve developed a very stiff construction for the sides and especially the tailpiece. No energy gets lost that way. Also the back is extremely  stiff. Solid woods, often rosewood with four braces.

The neck
I use mahogany, maple or walnut for the neck. Necks are reinforced with carbon or a truss rod.

Popy Basliy Gipsy guitar
Popy Basily in his mobile home

Gipsy Guitar Selmer style

Oval hole  Gypsy guitar
New concept

More images Oval Gypsy New concept

Some images from the last 25 years with Oval hole Gypsy guitars

Gerrit van Bergeijk
Absveen 72
2211 EW Noordwijkerhout
The Netherlands

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