TESTIMONIALS

“I bought a 1977 Jacques Favino oval hole from the original owner. It was played intensely for about 15 years but hadn’t been played much in the last 25 years.
– Good finish but there was a big wear spot on the top.
– A tuning button was broken/repaired with some glue. still wonky.
– Intonation on the b string was off..
– Wear spots on the frets.
– Original bridge action was really really high.

Enter Thomas:
– Replaced the broken button with old original stock,
– Somehow lowered the action, fixed the intonation,
– Fretboard felt like new, wear spots now gone
– Tailpiece was cleaned with added padding underneath,
– Handcrafted a replica bridge that sounds like it could be original
-French polished and cleaned guitar.

It now plays like the guitar is new and it is still all original!
Wow! All perfectly done.”

-Randy H. (Oakland, CA)

“Thomas is a true gentleman. The care and attention to customer interests at DjangoGuitars is unparalleled. Buying a first luthiered instrument can be a bit stress full and challenging (searching for all the right details and qualities).  Everyone has such unique desires and expression through instruments. Thomas made a conversation of the experience with me.  He treated my interests with top notch presence, patience, advice, and asking the right questions; bringing passion to the discussion. Above all of the things we spoke of, my satisfaction was his highest concern. Anyone searching for the right instrument and direction for the next musical step would be lucky to work with Thomas at DjangoGuitars.”

-Sean M. (Asheville, NC)

“I took my Shelly Park Montmartre guitar to Thomas for an adjustment. The guitar is beautifully made but was a bit too wet sounding for my liking even though it has a large Favino style body. Once I got the guitar back I was surprised by how it retained it’s tone but was now as dry as I could have hoped for. Thomas knows gypsy guitars and if I have an issue he is the first one I take my guitar to for advice, he just gets it. I am confident in his specific knowledge of the genre and will continue to use his vast knowledge.”

-Craig S. (Santa Barbara, CA)

“I recently got a guitar from these guys….this was the best, most personable experience for me. It’s scary buying a guitar that you’ve never played. But Thomas personally picked out a great guitar for me with exactly all the specifications that I required. I play gypsy jazz for a living every day in New Orleans and I needed a loud, responsive, crunchy guitar with incredible tone and that’s exactly what I got. This buying experience was incredibly rewarding for me, which was the total opposite from the experience I had purchasing a guitar from another popular gypsy jazz website. Thank you for the amazing guitar!”

-John S. (New Orleans, LA)

“Through the hard work of Thomas and his associates, DjangoGuitars.com has become an incredible resource for players of this genre of music. It has come to represent, support, supply, and sponsor the large Southern California gypsy jazz scene from its location in Laguna Beach. For me personally, Thomas has worked on several of my guitars, installed tuners, pick guards, built bridges. He’s hand crafted me picks from [materials] I’ve supplied—he is my string dealer and he’s even given my friends and I some pretty good gigs over the years. Most recently he’s loaned me a high quality upright bass to practice on. Thomas is a good dude, and it is reflected in the business he works so hard for. He is a real player and performs around the world with the very products he endorses and sells. He has the knowledge and supplies to keep any Django-inspired musician happy. Go to DjangoGuitars. Do business with them. Grow them. They are the people gypsy jazz desperately needs.”

-Gage (Long Beach, CA)

“So happy with my recent transactions with DjangoGuitars I wanted to post a quick review. It’s so great to have someone I trust to work on my two Favino style guitars! One of my guitars had been set up by a normal luthier here in LA, who had set it up like a Martin and taken almost all the tone out of it! Thomas tweaked it and brought it back to life and it sounds as good as when I bought it. On my other guitar, he found and fixed a crack on the top, and installed a pickup system into it that sounds fantastic. He is thorough, fast and amazingly affordable. I will be working with him and buying from him from now on! I recommend him to anyone in the Gypsy Jazz world! So glad to have Djangoguitars around!!”

Noah (Los Angeles, California)

“Purchased my guitar online through django guitars.  It is fantastic, and was shipped in tip top condition, all the way to New Zealand.  It was obvious they are professionals and have done this before. The best part was the time they took to look after me, I could never have made the right decision without them.  They were very genuine, helpful, knowledgeable and thorough.  The best part, is that I really felt like I was getting the helpful instore experience, even though I was purchasing online, a feat that can be difficult to achieve, yet they did so incredibly well. I would definitely recommend DjangoGuitars, plus gypsy jazz guitars are the best!!!

Adrian (New Zealand)

“I recently purchased a Altamira M-20 from DjangoGuitars and I’m completely satisfied with the product I received, as well as the service. From the start Thomas was extremely helpful in using his expertise and honesty to guide me in to getting the right guitar for me at this time. The work he completed, ( a set up, adding a custom tail piece, custom tuners and the instillation of a K&K pick up,) compliment the instrument wonderfully. Thanks Thomas for a great guitar within my budget, I look forward to buying my next Gypsy guitar from you in the future.” 

Bruce (New York)

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It was a pleasure buying a guitar from DjangoGuitars. After trying a bunch of guitars, I bought a great Altamira D Hole that I’m really happy with. At one point the input jack came loose on the guitar many months later and they came out to give the guitar a tune up free of charge. The shipping was fast and the guitar was well packed. They are extremely knowledgable with these guitars, as well as everything else related to Gypsy jazz, and can help you find the best guitar for your playing style. Honest, professional, and courteous. It was great doing business with them! -Ethan Emerson (The Icy Hot Club)

DjangoVegas!

 

“The staff at the City Of Las Vegas would like to thank you for your participation in this year’s DjangoVegas. Your display and excellent customer service was outstanding. Thank you for sharing with our community”Brian Kendall, Director of Cultural Affairs; City Of Las Vegas

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Bought a Paris Swing GJ-39 last year from Djangoguitars, it was a replacement for my Cigano I’ve had for 2 years. What I like about the guitar aside from the low price is that it beats out the Cigano in every category. The sound is fuller and more crisp,plus the hardware and finish on the guitar look great. I’m a rhythm guitarist and this guitar has a nice dry tone that I prefer. Will be looking into Djangoguitars again when I need to upgrade. Angelo Roldan (Los Angeles)

Dedicated to serving the Gypsy Jazz community!

DjangoGuitars.com 31662 South Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 Returns & Refunds:*
Here at Djangoguitars.com, we care about your experience. We always make sure that the item(s) you purchased are in perfect condition. However, we understand that there are times when something may not fully be to your satisfaction, and we will always do what it takes to make it right. In these cases, we invite you to review our returns and refunds policy. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Returns and Refunds Policy:
If you are not 100% satisfied with your Djangoguitars.com purchase for any reason, you may ship it back to us within 3 days of the date you received it for a full refund. For amplifiers, pickups and pre-amps, you have 50 days. This does not include shipping costs, unless the error was on our side. Please note that any return exceeding the Djangoguitars.com time limit will not be refunded.
Items that are ineligible for return:
Any instruments or equipment that have been modified and/or are not in original condition, including pickups that have been installed and strings that have been removed from package.
How to return an item:
Please e-mail “davyviolins@gmail.com” with the subject “Return” and with the invoice number in the body of message, and we will send you a pre-paid shipping label. Next, carefully place the item back in its original packaging, including any invoices. After packing,seal outside of box securely with tape.
Refunds:
Once we have received your item, we will reimburse you using the method that the payment was sent. Your account will be credited within 5 business days. * Applies to all online transactions.
Warranty Policy:
Item descriptions specify if a manufacturer’s warranty is applicable. Keep in mind that pre-owned instruments are not covered by a warranty. In the even that an issue should arise, you will be responsible for shipping fees related to repairing or replacing the item.
Consignments:
We are glad to take instruments on consignment! We charge a 15% fee which covers the transaction fees, marketing costs and photography needed to best sell your instrument. Remember that we are one of the most frequently visited online stores dealing in European Gypsy guitars, and we have a physical location where your guitar will be displayed – which increases chances of your instrument being sold quicker. Contact us with details of the instrument you wish to consign to us, and we will send you a copy of our consignment agreement.
Tax:
We charge sales tax for sales within the state of California. Accepted methods of payment: Visa, Master Card, Discover, Checks, PayPal, and bank transfer, . WE DO NOT CHARGE ADDITIONAL FEES FOR CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS OR PAYPAL. Cool, eh? Besides through our online terminal, we also accept payment for orders over the phone, money orders and personal or bank checks. To order by phone or mail please call (949) 415-6172 or email us at: davyviolins@gmail.com
Delivery and Shipping:
Delivery: Djangoguitars.com ships to anywhere the Continental U.S.A. If you would like us to ship an item internationally, please e-mail us at “davyviolins@gmail.com”, with “International Order” as the subject.
Shipping: FREE STANDARD PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING on orders of $100 and more. If your order is under $100, shipping is calculated through USPS or UPS. Merchandise usually ships within 2 business days of transaction. Please allow an additional 5-10 business days for shipping of your merchandise if paid by phone or mail in payment.
Tracking: After your transaction is complete, we will e-mail you a tracking number.

 

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