Jazz Manouche Guitar APC JM100 Selmer Spruce Sapele

The APC JM100 guitar is an acoustic guitar suitable for playing jazz manouche (gypsy jazz). This oval mouth model is mainly used by soloists. The musical style has many followers around the world and the guitars have a construction that results in a very characteristic sound.

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Have a manouche jazz guitar made in Portugal the APC JM100. 

If you are fans of gypsy jazz and like to regularly invoke the spirit of Django Reinhardt, the APC JM100 is a good choice to start with. Made in Portugal, this acoustic guitar follows the specifications of Selmer guitars manufactured from the 30s to the 50s of the last century. .

The APC JM100 stands out for its shape, designed with the typical curves of this type of guitar and with the oval mouth, distinctive of guitars for soloists. The D-shaped mouth, being larger, is typical of rhythm guitars.

No detail was left to chance in the construction of this guitar. The choice of woods took into account the specific sound of this musical genre and the type of materials chosen for the original models. The top is in solid maple and the back and sides in sapele.

The strings are attached to a nickel-plated tailpiece that is characteristic of these guitars, fixed to the back of the body, and rest on a traditional long mustache-shaped bridge, which distributes the vibrations across the top, producing the characteristic sound.

APC was founded in 1976 by António Pinto Carvalho, who descended from a century-old school of luthiers in Porto. The company has around 45 artisans who build different types of traditional Portuguese and other chords. APC is the largest national company in this field, producing and selling instruments to more than twenty countries.

The APC JM100 is a guitar for lovers of gypsy jazz and the art of Django Reinhardt, faithful to the spirit and sound of the original instruments, with the guarantee of a product made in Portugal.


  • Model: APC JM100
  • Top: solid spruce
  • Bottom and sides: sapele
  • Strings:. steel
  • Finish: open pore

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