I've owned and played quite a few guitars and I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting a proper GJ guitar. Most of the GJ guitars I've looked at and played seem to have wide necks and high action. I understand that there is an element of tradition at work here but my question is: Is there anything specific to or unique about GJ that requires a guitar to be set up this way?
I do understand that you need fairly high action to reduce buzzing if you're playing hard with a stiff pick but is a wider, flatter neck more conducive to this style of playing?
Any recommendations for a guitar with a slightly narrower neck? My everyday guitar is an old Guild archtop.