I'm new to GJ and based on what I have read on the forum, it seems like the Cigano GJ-15 would be a good place for me to start, as far as getting a guitar specifically suited to the style. I have seen several recommendations regarding leather under the tail piece, fret leveling, professional setup, etc. Obviously the helpful people that have posted these ideas know much more about this than I do, and I want to make sure I get things right. When I add the guitar to my cart and check the options for professional setup, fret leveling, improved tuners, the DR tailpiece, and a hard case, the price ends up north of $700. That's definitely a little more than I am able to shell out at this time.
What are the bare essentials? Is it possible to trim down the list of extras? Or should I just wait until I have the cash to do it all-out?
Thanks in advance...