The player makes the guitar. If Django has played a Busato (for the majority of his recordings) you could buy a Selmer for $3000. etc, etc.
That having been said...our topic- Guitar Wars on CD
We've had all these discussions over which guitar sounds "the best", which is the "most classic" sounding, whatever terminology floats your boat.
But how many people actually know what these guitars sound like? Django's recordings of a Selmer are on a very poor recording medium, except as noted below, he might as well have played a Saga (heresy!).
So I propose we come up with some modern, verifiable, recordings of different models so that people may be able to hear the difference themselves.
Don't confuse the guitar being held on the cover of the CD with the guitar used for recording!
My favorite examples of this sound are
"Watremaz & Co." -Jean-Phillipe Watremez
"Lejosde mi tierra"- Kamlo Trio/Kamlo Barre
Beautiful sounding guitars. THIS is the best!
"Memoires" Angelo Debarre/Tchavolo Schmitt
"Belleville" and "Nuages"
These 2 solo recordings are, to me, by far the best at conveying the true sound of Django and his guitar. Michael may disagree:)
okay, that's a start.