When I wanted to start playing gipsy jazz seriously about half a year ago I bought a Cigano (no mods) because it was recommended on this board, and it's a great guitar at a more than reasonable price, so thanks for that. I tested it and compared it to the DG-250 and I actually liked the Cigano better. It's really great at its price, but I've played a lot and some things are bothering me about this guitar. Let me begin by saying it is pretty ugly, but that's not my main concern. The three high strings sound very good and the whole thing is very very loud, but the lower three strings sound a little thin and canny, and they buzz. The bridge is very low and the sound is very wet. All these things make it feel very out of control and it's a bit of a struggle to get the sound you want out of it. And it doesn't have a pick up, of course, so I can't gig with it.
So now I want a new guitar, a better one and preferrably with a pick up. I can not afford a luthier instrument. I can spend up to 1500 euro's. So I'm considering the DG-300. Not that I'm particularly interested in John Jorgenson, I just heard it's the best guitar for that price. I heard someone play it a while ago and I was surprised by how good it sounded plugged in. So, is the DG-300 my best choice? Will it be a big step forward from the Cigano? Of course I would try it first, but I'd like to hear what you think.
Thanks in advance,