This is a serious question coming from a person with a background in the tradition of guitarists from Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Julian Lage, Kurt Rosenwinkel and beyond. That will contextualize my narrow view of guitar tone.
Am I hearing fret buzz, pick buzz, or what in the acoustic music in the Django tradition? Is it intentional, how the guitars should sound, or what? There are probably other questions about this, but I couldn't find them. I want to get a selmac style guitar, but how do I know if I have a dud with fret buzz or if that is how it is supposed to sound. Here's a case in point. When Bireli starts the melody at about 0:18 my ears are hearing buzz, as if he isn't playing close to the frets. Are my ears bad? Taste in tone bad? Please help.