Yet another $200 gypsy jazz style guitar:http://www.rondomusic.net/djg1.html
Gypsy jazz must be taking off if we're seeing more and more cheap Chinese-made knock-off instruments! This one comes with a decent looking case though. Has anyone tried it?
The SX DJG1
# Gypsy Jazz acoustic guitar with Matching Case
# Solid Cedar top
# Rosewood Back and Sides
# Mahogany Neck with 21 fret Rosewood fretboard and adjustable truss rod
# Neck joins body at 14th fret Scale 25.75"
# Oval Soundhole with ornate surround
# Soft horizontal cutaway
# Moustache bridge
# Slotted Peghead
# Steel Strings
# Trapeze Tailpiece
# Width of the neck at the nut: 1 7/8";
# Overall length, including the strap button: 39 3/4"
# Width at the widest point: 15 3/4"
# Body thickness 3 3/4" at edge
# Actual Weight is only 4 1/2 lbs
I actually have had good experiences with Rondo. I bought a couple of extremely cheap electric guitars there. There are surprisingly very nice finishes and workmanship on the Agile line.
I'd say the quality of those instruments is a couple of clicks above the fender squire/epiphone line of instruments. Rondo is definitely an impulse buyers nightmare: "Gee I don't have a guitar with a bigsby style vibrato..."