ya... I have been looking at used jazz boxes at used.guitarcenter.com... thinking about buying a joe pass epiphone emperor. I also like the Ibanez pat metheny model... but i really want something with a bigsby: Aria and Gretsch make nice ones... but a selmer-type would be soooo cool (Gitane is an affordable brand/model).
The Emperor does look like a nice one. I've heard good things about the Eastman guitars. Most of the American archtops too expensive for me haaha. I'll have to wait. I'm playing an Aria for now. It isn't too bad for the money. I need a cutaway. Mine has none.....like an old Gibson ES 125.