Andrew, Michael and I have been talking about adding a vintage/exotic guitar event to this year's Django in June. Last year, I brought three newly acquired guitars, in spite of the fact that two of them needed considerable work, and it turned out that lots of guys stopped by to try them out. That led to the idea of expanding this into a more organized part of D in J. This is still being sorted out, but Andrew is going to talk with Joscho and all to see if it might be possible to have them jam in one of the big rooms(maybe Thursday evening?) using vintage guitars, and maybe having some of them available on the weekend for people to try out in one of the small rooms.
So the first question is: would this be something you'd be interested in? My thought was not many players get to hear these in person, let alone play a few licks on them, and it can be an ear-opening experience to do so.
The second question is: if you have a vintage GJ guitar, would you be willing to bring it along to participate in whatever we can work out? We'd be open to modern exotic GJ boxes as well if they are rare. The idea is to have uncommon guitars available for players to hear, and if we can work out a safe environment to do it, to play as well.
I'll get things rolling by promising to bring as many of mine as I can stuff into the car. If you have something you'd even consider bringing, please send me a PM and I can expand on security arrangements, etc.
I have asked a couple of people off line about this, and they were happy to bring something, but I really have no idea what sort of pool of guitars we might have available.
Anyway, hope to see you in June, and if you can bring an aging beauty with you, that would be fantastic.
I've never been a guitar player, but I've played one on stage.