I've recently started playing gypsy jazz and have finally decided to buy a decent manouche guitar to further my growth. Excited! I've been following this forum for a while now, and have read wonderful reviews of the GJ-15 and the D-500. I was wondering, would either of these guitars be ideal for starters and, if so, which do you guys prefer? I'm aware of the price difference and that the D-500 has a bit of reverb, whilst gypsy jazz is typically meant to sound 'dry'.
Also, how do they compare with the Selma BM300? This is my only real-life reference to a gypsy jazz guitar, as it's not quite common both in clubs or in stores here in the Netherlands.
Thanks in advance, and am looking forward to starting this new adventure in my guitar playing!