I've just recently been infected by the Gypsy Jazz bug. Since I can't find any local stores that carry the unique type of guitars used in this style, I'll probably buy one without ever playing one first.
I noticed that many of the videos on youtube.com show lead being played on 12-fret, D-hole guitars. The sound is very nice. If I went with a 12-fret model, would I run into a lot of trouble playing lead? Do many of the songs require reaching beyond say, the 15th fret?
I know it's a dumb newbie question, but I will appreciate any guidance I can get.