Nylon string Jazz guitar

Nylon Gypsy Cedar

Cedar Nylon Gypsy

Nylon Gypsy

European spruce
Nylon Gypsy
This is the Gypsy model with nylon strings. Mario Maccaferri designed his Concert Model in the thirties. Very popular by players for fingerstyle jazz, bossa nova but also classical repertoire. The cutaway makes it easy to reach the highest position.

Neck
Often players ask for a custom neck width. Classical is 52 mm at the nut, often I make them 50 or 49 mm. Think about that.
I make the nylon gypsy with a raised fingerboard. That gives more stiffness and is easy to play.

Woods
The top is spruce or cedar. For the back and sides there are options as Indian rosewood, but also maple and zebrawood. Neck is mahogany, cedro or maple.

Custom non-tropical:
Interesting idea to make an instrument only of non-tropical woods. For the top European spruce, back and sides European maple, neck and fingerboard also maple. The fingerboard is also varnished for protection.

For all my models I use double sides and sometimes double backs. The top is very light and a part of the bracing is reinforced with carbon.




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Specs:
Top

Back
Sides

Neck
Fingerboard
Tuners
Scale
Top nut widht

Upper bout
Waist
Lower bout
Body lenght




Spruce
cedar
Indian Rosewood


Cedrella
Ebony
Waverly
65,4 cm
52 mm
28,5 cm
25,0 cm
39,5 cm
45 cm

Jan Walters with his Nylon Gypsy

Jan Walter playing his Nylon Jazz  guitar

Tim Drackert playing his Nylon string Jazz Guitar


Images Nylon Gypsy


Gerrti van Bergeijk
Van Bergeijk Guitars
Gerrit van Bergeijk
Absveen 72
2211 EW Noordwijkerhout
The Netherlands

Tel: 0031 (0) 252377603
M: 0031 (0) 6 16467411
gvb@vanbergeijkguitars.com