When I was 17, I discovered the world of mail order music (1969). I still remember a book of Charlie Christian transcriptions. What an impact that had. I also remember a Django Reinhardt record with the Hot Club group, with Stephane Grappelli on violin. Their version of Somewhere, Over the Rainbow is probably the happiest-sounding version ever. It swung beautifully. Here is a recording of Django with Duke Ellington. He plays electric, although I have no info on the guitar and amp. At first, the electric sound he was getting sounded more American to me, but with the dips of Django' inflections and filigrees. Maybe because I got used to the sound, he eventually started sounding more and more like the Hot Club playing. I really enjoy hearing his pitch choices. He's got an extremely hip ear, as this recording brings out.