I don't play Gypsy Jazz music. I like it and plan to get into it at some point but atm I just play in a bar band in southern Louisiana playing country and classic rock covers on my trusty Telecaster. Don't even own an acoustic guitar.
However I need one. The band wants to bring me in for acoustic duo and trio gigs to play lead. Back in the 90s I played in swing groups and had occasion to run into guys playing GJ guitars and loved the way they sounded and so I always thought one day....
Something worries me though. I have read that these style guitars have stability issues in regards to humidity. How much of an issue is this?
Here is Louisiana, well, its like living in a jungle in the summer time. 100+ deg temps with very high humidity levels are normal. Hot n sticky. We also end up playing outdoors often, some clubs like to put us on the patio at night.
I like to run a pretty low action as I am a lead player and I worry just how unstable these style of guitars really are. I have avoided acoustic guitars for 32 years now as I can't imagine not being able to adjust my string height to adjust for changes in weather but I stand to pick up allot more gigs if I get with the program. That and I still have the dream of one day doing a Gypsy Jazz duo, heck I already know a good portion of the repertoire from my time playing swing.