Hi and thanks to Josh and Michael for this great forum- I’ve been spending a few days reading through the different topics and have learned a lot about Gypsy jazz guitar and its enthusiasts. I’ve just now joined the forum. Being a fairly experienced player in jazz, blues and other styles, I am a newcomer to the study of jazz manouche. Although I had listened to Django Reinhardt off and on over the years, I hadn’t really focused on his music until recently, after being blown away by Andreas Oberg’s bebop playing. Seeking some insight into his technique led me to DjangoBooks and to Gypsy Fire. Six months into the book, some of the technique is leaching into my playing and I’ve recently ordered the DG 340, in order to dive in headfirst. In the process, I’ve discovered some great players who are passionate about this art and are keeping the Django legacy alive- and many are quite young. How exciting!
Now, the question: who among you are playing the new Stephane Wrembel Modele DG 340 and are you happy with it? I noticed one of the forum members has already reported back after receiving his. (Olive, je sais déjà combien vous aimez votre nouvelle 340 !) Mine is on back order and I am anticipating its arrival with much enthusiasm and with as much patience as I can muster. Best regards,
"Listen to this, it speaks like a cathedral!"- Django, on the Selmer (from Michael Dregni's Django, the Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend)