2000s Lark in the Morning Django-200 Gypsy-Jazz Guitar

Lark in the Morning sells a ton of ethno-axe instruments and this "Django-200" model, gypsy-jazz, Selmer-Mac-style, petite bouche guitar is one of them. It's Korean-made, solid spruce over ply rosewood, has a long-as-heck scale (just like the originals), and is loud and proud. Aside from two rather ugly repaired hairline dryness cracks on the front (much of the center seam below the soundhole and one on the bass-side upper bout), it's actually fairly clean. It looks like it was played for a bit and then put down for a while.

Post-repairs and setup, it's fast and punchy and a lot of fun to play. It's no Shelley Park but it's definitely as good or better than the other $500-800 or so imports I've played in the last few years and the rosewood back and sides with multi-ply bindings and trim give it a classy look.

Repairs included: cleating of hairline cracks/some sealing, and glorified setup work and restring.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: ply rosewood

Bracing type: ladder

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: mahogany family

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 50w-11 phosphor bronze (true gypsy strings would be nicer)

Neck shape: slim-medium C

Board radius: 14"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 26 1/2"

Nut width: 1 3/4"

Body width: 15 3/4"

Body depth: 3 7/8"

Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz

Condition notes: it's lightly-used save a couple of long (repaired) dryness cracks in the top -- one on the upper bout bass side and the center seam below the soundhole running to the tailpiece. They're good to go, however, and cleated on the inside. Otherwise, there are very minor scuffs/scratches here and there to the finish throughout and the hardware has aged a bit. I glared the last photo so you can see the center seam crack repair's non-correct coloring. Also, one of the tailpiece screws is broken -- oh well -- it still holds fine.

It comes with: no case, sorry!