Gipsy jazz is very popular the last decades. I've made my first gipsy guitar in 1994. One of my friends asked me to make an oval gipsy. I couldn't know at that moment that this was a turning point for me as a guitar maker.
The Gipsy guitar is very interesting because of the floating bridge, the arched top and the unique bracing. Inside its construction is more like a mandolin.
I learned why a lot of gipsy guitars are, to my ears, much too crispy and too thin in the sound. It took me some years to fully understand this instrument.
Full sound, loud and balanced
Now I have found the balance in key elements that gives you the real gipsy sound in combination with full range, while maintaining a great sustain. My gipsy guitars are being played worldwide.
Popy Basily is the owner of one of my Oval Gipsies