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  1. #251

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly
    For now I found my perfect tool for our blend of jazz, funk and soul with this little japanese guitar.

    It is super versatile, can be played loud and it is very easy to play. I had an Eastman carved from solid woods before, but the howling drove me so nuts that I played telecasters for like 10 years. Only recently I rediscovered a desire for hollow guitars – it came with the new band I'm in. ;-)

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    I can’t say that enough... the top of the line high quality Japan IBANEZ guitars are soooo beautiful and gorgeous to play. They sound fantastic! Are versatile, have no feedback issues... and I also enjoy just to play them with their pure unplugged sound. Crazy guitars!!! Honestly!!!
    And the best thing with them is:
    They’re worth every penny you pay for them.

    With your GB-10 you have one of IBANEZ best guitars they ever build in my mind Perfect Jazz guitar?Perfect Jazz guitar?

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  3. #252

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    A beautiful guitar. I've wanted one since the late 70s. I get by these days with an AG85, which I love. Got a question, though -- which model is that in the background? Looks a little bit like my AG85, but different.

  4. #253

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    It's a humble AG75. Must be one of the first that got to the Stores in 2002. I jumped on it as soon as Ibanez brought the Artcore to the market. Later I added a wooden bridge which makes a lot of difference. The best thing is that played without an amp it still is different to the GB – but not that much worse. It's maybe 1/3 inch deeper and a bit lighter than the GB.
    Unfortunately played into an amp the difference in quality is more apparent. I bought a Seymour Duncan Jazz Pickup on ebay that will go into it at the end of month when the luthier finds time for that. I hope it will make a really nice backup than.
    BTW our organ player posted a video of our last gig (me playing the GB10) on facebook: Last weekend with DOG (Drums Organ... - Alexander Tschersich
    I hope the jazzguitar forum can tolerate the funk.

  5. #254

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    Any guitar that Wes Montgomery is playing.

  6. #255

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooltouch
    A beautiful guitar. I've wanted one since the late 70s. I get by these days with an AG85, which I love. Got a question, though -- which model is that in the background? Looks a little bit like my AG85, but different.
    My AG75 now sports the Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup I bought on Ebay. It brought the guitar forward quite a bit (more acoustic, transparent tone – that was what I hoped for) but it's still not in the same league as the GB10. The GB just sounds better, nicer and punchier at the same time. It should as it costs like 8 times more. ;-) I guess the maple neck and ebony fretboard produce that tone to a great amount.

  7. #256

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    I was too lazy to read through all the answers, but in my opinion the best jazz guitar is which fits you the best...

    I have an old korean Aria Pro II-FA 70, and I would never change it to another axe, not even for a Gibson. Thats the best for me.

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    For me, the Gibson L5CES epitomizes the ultimate jazz guitar and has since since the early '60s. I used to drool over them in the Gibson catalog and dream of the day that I would own one. That day came in the late '90s. I custom ordered one from my local dealer. Waited almost 2 years for it. Right out of the case for the first time it had fret rattle on two different frets and the tailpiece was mounted off center. I was never more disappointed in a guitar. It sounded great but the craftsmanship was very shoddy. I found out too late that Gibson's custom shop was turning out some real duds in the '90s. I'd still love to have one but I'll try the next one out before purchasing. I also like the Tal Farlow model but the L5CES is my all time favorite.

  9. #258

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheThunder
    In your opinion, what would you describe as the best all around jazz guitar, either currently produced or out-of-production, and what makes it so amazing. just for fun Thunder
    Based on my onservations so far. A vintage 1940s or 1950s Gibson ES 350 or 300 is pretty close to perfection IMHO for the classic bop sound. Light weight, responsive, woody and dry and ... loads of thunk.

    Heck, the 175s, 150s and 125s from that era are great too ...

    DB

  10. #259

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheThunder
    In your opinion, what would you describe as the best all around jazz guitar, either currently produced or out-of-production, and what makes it so amazing.

    just for fun

    Thunder
    That's a heck of a question, Something very personal!

    As for me, the best jazz guitar ever produced is the prewar ES-150 Charlie Christian that Gibson put on the market from 1937 to 1940. Funnily enough, it was also the very first electric guitar made by Gibson. If you can get a good model (some have aged nicely, others not so much) it's just divine in terms of sound and playability. The Charlie Christian magnet generates a huge magnetic field, envelopping the strings as no other magnet has done after. The sound is difficult to describe with words, very much medium-range and well balanced, mellower than a classic P90 but crispier than a good humbucker, kinda ideal mix of the two worlds. The carved top is extremely responsive, giving this guitar an incredible dynamic range. Also it's a 16" wide lower bout guitar which means you hold it very comfortably in your hands.

    Here is s pic' of my personal 1938 model. My favorite guitar.

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    Cheers.

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    I have a very nice 335, and have had other hollow and semihollow guitars. The more I play, the more it seems to me that something like this might be my perfect jazz guitar. A couple of classic PAFish humbuckers and it'll do anything. And from a sheer practicality angle, it's hard to beat a Fender style guitar. this isn't mine, but you get the idea
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    I'm tiny bit into jazz, but if I was hardcore heavy into jazz only, .... I would take something like this one.


  13. #262

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    First of all Epi Sheraton & Gibson '57 pups, flats /.011
    But then... threw a SH-1 in neck of a korean Squier Tele, plus .011 and... maaaaan! That does it!
    They both work great for jazz in my gigs...
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    Redhead, Blonde or Brunette?

    Tal Farlow, ES175 or L5 CES...somedays it's hard to decide......