I played rhythm guitar for a gypsy jazz group and it was a lot of fun...we had a great guitar player and a great violinist...those 2 were perfectionist and wanted to play things exactly like Django and Stephane played them...I was lucky in that the rhythm guitar was much easier. Turns out the lead guitarist decided that the guitar technique for playing Django style interferred with his technique for playing rock guitar. So, he willed me his spare guitar which is a Gitane 500...that thing has a huge voice and a great sound, imho. It is a lot of fun to play, I dont have the talent nor desire to learn to play all the Django stuff, like he did., but I do enjoy just playing standards on it...it has its own unique sound and is just a blast. I am humbled by his generosity for the gift of the guitar ! I have heard some gypsy jazz ukes also...they sound great as well...fun type of music for sure, or at least to me. Just curious if others have been hit by GJ guitar bug ?