I'm sorry if this has been covered before, but I can't seem to find much info on how these two models would compare to each other. I've been playing guitars for quite awhile and I just started on playing Gypsy style. I wanna get an affordable Gypsy guitar so I can get used to the different scale length and techniques. I narrowed down my choice to these two models, Altamira M01 and Gitane DG-300.
I'd watched the demonstration videos from Michael on youtube but I still can't decide which one to get. Most people said that the Altamira is the best Asian made Gypsy guitar but I can't help to notice that the DG-300 has the slightly arched top (Pliage??) which should sound closer to the original Selmer. From the photos, I really like the way the Altamira was put together, for the Gitane, I really dislike the tortoise binding on the DG-300.
My plan for both guitars is to upgrade the original bridge to a Dupont. So I guess my ultimate question is, which one of these guitars, with the Dupont bridge, would sound better or closer to the traditional Gypsy sound?