Hi everyone! My name is Kike, and I'm from Castelló, a little city near Barcelona and Valencia.
First of all,i must apologize about my english...it's very bad! so...sorry...
Second, I'd like to thanks to Mike and other people to make this web and forum and give us the possibility of talk, discuss and advise other people about this great world called "gypsy jazz".
The question: i'm looking for a new guitar and i have some doubts: i've selectioned 2 tipes: Gitane D500 and Dell'Arte Hommeage. Both of them have a D-hole, but one has 12 frets and the other 14 frets (I supose you know it). Actually, i play with a few friends in a quartet of gypsy jazz and i am the rhythm guitarist. I'd like to start learning easy solos (to play in a party with friends or anything informal), but i prefer continue exploring the rhythm world.
My question is: which guitar do you prefer? you think that D500 is enough (it have 12 frets,but the scale arrive to the 24/25, and i have enough for starting with solos)? or you'd buy the Dell Arte with 14 frets?
Finally, i think that i prefer the color of D500, it's like more...original...i don't know.
Can you help me? If you know the comparation of this 2 guitars (or if you prefer anyone else) tell me please.
Thanks you very much!!