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    I Love my 335, but I hate the way it sounds playing jazz. I use this guitar primarily for blues playing. I love my peerless monarch, but it is not versatile enough, it has only the neck pick up. I just liquidated a bunch of effects pedals and other gear, and to my surprise everything sold well and quickly over the past week. I now have $1000 and I’m looking for a new arch top that will do both blues and jazz equally well.

    Looking for suggestions on a 16 inch arch top with dual humbuckers. Full hollow, prefer cutaway (Venetian or Florentine), and Prefer over 2”depth. It doesn’t have to be new and it can be below $1k. I’ve looked at Ibanez, Epiphone, D’Angelico and others and I just can’t decide! I like a classic woody tone, i enjoy playing the blues and trad jazz. Any suggestions appreciated.

    thanks

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    A used Peerless/Eastman with two pickups?
    [Or, save some money and mess with your amp some more to dial in sounds you like! Plenty of fine jazz played on a 335!]

    Have fun!

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    Save another $1,000 and get a Gibson ES-175. It will be like having money in the bank and you will never have to trade up.

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    Or a used Epiphone ES-175 Premium (has the Gibson Classic 57 humbuckers)

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    Maybe a Godin 5th Ave Kinpin II (either the P90 or the humbucker version) would fit the bill.

    John

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    A used peerless monarch fits that bill. Or a used Epi premium es175.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Save another $1,000 and get a Gibson ES-175. It will be like having money in the bank and you will never have to trade up.
    I’d love to but can you really get a 175 for $2000?!?! Cheapest I see them is $3k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple_Jazz
    I’d love to but can you really get a 175 for $2000?!?! Cheapest I see them is $3k
    You can if you are willing to wait for a deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple_Jazz
    I’d love to but can you really get a 175 for $2000?!?! Cheapest I see them is $3k
    I have purchased 3 ES175s over the last few years, all were exactly $2000, 2 were new, 1 from the forum and as good as mint. If you bide your time, you can find these around $2K, especially on this forum.

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    Several recommendations for Godin 5th Ave. Not versatile enough IMHO and feedback-prone, thinking of power blues. Never tried the EPI 175 but that's where I'd start from. You can get a used EPI Broadway for substantially less, but it's 17".
    Last edited by Gitterbug; 10-17-2020 at 03:26 PM.

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    There you go....


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    Eastman.