Is there anybody near the Madison, Wisconsin area that has a Dupont Vieille Reserve or a Barault that would be willing to let me test them out? I am just really curious to hear how these very high end guitars compare to what I have currently. I would not mind driving a little bit. It would be fun to geek out about guitars, gypsy jazz, and to jam.
I went through the same thing when I was shopping for archtop guitars, I went through 5 different archtops looking for "that sound". I decide to stop messing around and just pick up a Gibson L-5 and then I finally had the sound that I heard in my head.