Since getting my Dell Arte my Gitane has rarely left it's case. It's a quite loud guitar but the frequencies are not quite right, too much top and bottom. I think a big part of this is the shallow neck angle. I'm considering having a friend reset the neck for me. He did a good job on a guild once but has never worked on a Selmac before. I'm not too concerned about cosmetics, as the guitar has already been quite modified.