Django’s Epi

February 29, 2008

Nicolai Foss

Though usually associated with the SelMac, his main instrument, Django Reinhardt played many other guitars during his career, including a Gretsch Synchromatic, a Gibson L5, and an Epiphone Zephyr. Django played the archtops during US tour in 1946, but apparently only the Zephyr went back to France with him. Here is the story of Django’s Epi #3442.

Apropos: Are any of the O&M readers able to identify those Django recordings where he is playing the Zephyr and those where he is playing his Selmer with the Stimer pick-up?

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One Response to “Django’s Epi”


  1. […] recently blogged on the ever-fascinating topic of Django’s Epiphone. Here is more detail, including speculation on Django’s […]


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