About Paris Swing

 

From Paris Swing comes the new standard in carefully crafted, high-value gypsy jazz guitars.

Built on the platform of the original Selmer-style instruments, the Paris Swing Model 39 and Model 42 guitars have the snap and quick decay players want from gypsy jazz instruments.

The Model 39 has the traditional oval soundhole historically associated with lead playing, and the Model 42 with a D-shaped soundhole (known as “big mouth” or “grande bouche”) is the preferred instrument for rhythm players.

Both models start with a solid Engelmann Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides. Both have rosewood fretboards and a rosewood moustache bridge, just like the classic gypsy jazz instruments. A nickel-plated brass Maccaferri-style tailpiece, ebony/maple purfling and classic 26.4” scale length complete the list of historic gypsy jazz specs. Grover tuners and Savarez strings give these guitars the extra touch of class with appointments that gypsy jazz aficionados can appreciate.