Just getting into GJ and I have a chance to get a silly price on a used D-500, cheaper than a new CJ-10.
Is it better to get the used Gitane? As a jazz and rock player I play both rhythm and lead, and a lot I've seen and read seems to point in the direction of a 14 fret oval, not the 12 fret D shape.
Out here there aren't many choices for guitars, so I would appreciate any advice. I have played them both, and I found the Cigano nicer in my hand. It had stock strings, but it did have a nice vibe. The D-500 I played was nice too, I reckon I was convincing myself that the Selmer style is what I wanted. But the price of the Gitane is half the price of what one costs here new, and that has got me thinking...
What is a newbie to do?