Well, now that I'm moving up the gypsy jazz ladder, I'm thinking about buying a new guitar. I have already replaced the tuners and tailpiece on my Gitane-dg-255. After buying a new oval hole, I'm probably going to use the Dg-255 as an "experiment" guitar. So far what I have in mind is this:
1.Get rid of the thick nitrocellulose finish and apply a few coats of French polish.
2.Try to make/buy a few new bridges at different heights and experiment with that
3.Make my own piezo pickup and install it
That is all I have in mind right now, but any other suggestions are more than welcome!