Michael's excellent books and the traditional GJ players of yore recommend resting your guitar on your right leg, same side as your picking hand (so left leg if you pick with your left hand).
Maybe it's my classical guitar background, but I find it much easier to keep my right hand floating in proper Gyspy Picking style if I rest the guitar on the left leg/fretting side, a la a traditional classical posture. I also find there is better access to the fretboard in this position. I'm even considering digging out my old footstool.
Am I a freak? (Yes, Miles, yes, you are :roll: ) Does anyone else prefer a classical posture when playing GJ? Are there any drawbacks to the classical position other than the "That's not the way Django did it" school of thought?
Jill Martini Soiree - Gypsy Swing & Cocktail Jazz