A question - do any of the new GJ-style guitars come close to the vintage pieces? I've played 2 original Selmers, and none of the Dell'Artes. Manouches, Gitanes, Dunns, Parks, etc. that I've played capture that depth and growl I've heard in the vintage pieces.
In flattops, I've heard some builders come pretty close tovintage Martins. So I'm wondering if anyone has found any modern guitars they feel go the extra mile in replicating the vintage tone.
And speaking of vintage, what are people's thoughts about buying vintage guitars (non-Selmer) versuse a new instrument? Worth the added money? Will they hold their value?