I googled Gitano guitars & ended up here, in familiar territory at Mandolin Cafe.
I realize this is a 5 1/2 year old thread but great info here that no other site has.
Bought an amp from a guy who offered me this fancy looking but obviously Chinese blue guitar... but at $20 for a guitar I figured why not.
Turns out... 1. SOLID SPRUCE TOP 2. ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD & BRIDGE
3. WORKING TRUSS ROD 4. QUALITY TUNERS !!!
It has funky yellowish (abalone?) around the top edge & sound hole & the 4 band EQ for the puck-up can still be gotten from China for next to nothing (my technician replaced this EQ, torqued the truss rod & new strings for $30).
Plugged in or acoustically you can tell this is not a Gibson or a Martin (too bright & no booming bass) but then again I remember not loving 1960's Gibson's acoustic guitars when compared with 1950's versions. Now look at what the 60's Gibsons are bringing in price. Maybe one day Gitanos will bring what the Fuji-Gen & Matsumokus do on ebay. For now Gitano guitars are going for $150 on ebay. Was going to put this on Craigslist but for now it's an extra, as part of my Thursday night jam, right next to a Matsumoku electric.
two Stradolins w/ celulloid binding, 1986 Herringbone signed by C.F.Martin III, 1978 Eston Fretless Bass (EKO BA-4), 1994 Guild Pilot PRO 4 Bass & a Yamaha RGX A2 Electric Guitar
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