Hi everyone, My name is Josh and I am located in Orillia, ON. Canada. I have been a huge fan of gypsy jazz for about 15 years and have found this forum to be a great resource so, I thought it was time to finally register.
Currently I play a luthier built Kwasnycia Small Jumbo(which is an incredible guitar but, alas, not even close to well suited for GJ), a telecaster and an old dreadnought beater guitar.
I recently acquired an Aria MM10 D-hole guitar for a very low price, the down side is I can't use it yet because it needs a ton of work(hence, the low price)! The work doesn't bother me, I grew up with a Dad who is also a luthier. It feels like a fun project. I was worried that the aria would be junk because I hadn't read any good reviews but I was pleasantly surprised! It is really well made and incredibly light. However, the bridge is way too heavy(and I am guessing that is why they get so many negative reviews. The bridge is such a tank that it will stop any vibrations from reaching the body) and the nut is plastic crap but those things are easy fixes.
I will post some pics and hopefully audio too, once all the work is done. Thanks for adding me!