#1
Hey Guys,

I'm sortta looking into guitars for blus and jazz mainly. I've seen some ES335, Les Paul, Feender strat's.

Which do you think it would be more suitable to the style? You can suggest others if you want!

Thanks!
#2
i think a 335 would be good but possibly something with p90's maybe a casino, gretsch 5120
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#3
definitely not a strat. i can't stand them for Jazz, way to bright. I would pick go with an ES-335, Les Paul, or SG. It really depends on feel, try em all out, see what you like. That is really the only way. Something with P90s may be a good idea. I love my Les Paul with P90s for Jazz and blues.
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#4
depends on how you like your jazz/blues

if you don't really know what sort of guitar you want (those three are all quite different), go to a shop and try them out. unless you have played all 3 types, its rather difficult to make an informed, and therefore good, decision
#5
I wouldn't recommend the Strat.

335s are good for what you want. LPs the same. A lot of hollowbodies will suit what you want. I don't know that much about Jazz but in terms of a good balance between a Blues/Jazz tone screams LP/335 to me.

Then again I've seen some bloke with a great Jazz tone on a Tele.

Everything you're looking at will suit the Blues, the Jazz bit is what you need to think about more carefully.
#6
You might look into an archtop depending on what you're looking for. Other than that, I'd look into some Getsch guitars or Godin guitars. Both sound really good in a jazz setting from what I've heard before.

It depends what sound you're looking for though. I'd say you just need to try them out and go from there.
#8
72 Tele Thinline or PRS hollowbody wouldn't be bad to check out too. You may want to swap the pups on the tele to mellow out the tone a little, cuz they still have some of the brightness that's not always appreciated in jazz.
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#9
the answer really depends on which style you play the most. most of the replies so far have based the answer on jazz. if you play a lot of blues then a strat if more jazz then probably a semi-hollow body like a the 335 or 339. personally i think that strats can do jazz just fine but it would depend on what kind of jazz you are talking about.
#10
Quote by monwobobbo
the answer really depends on which style you play the most. most of the replies so far have based the answer on jazz. if you play a lot of blues then a strat if more jazz then probably a semi-hollow body like a the 335 or 339. personally i think that strats can do jazz just fine but it would depend on what kind of jazz you are talking about.



Also depends on the type of blues ur playing. Real mellow blues is much better on a hollowbody, and even a lot of screamin blues can be done on a hollowbody(fender in particular).

I think everybody is suggesting hollowbodies because they'd be a little more versatile/forgiving between the two genres
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#11
Quote by repairmanjack
Also depends on the type of blues ur playing. Real mellow blues is much better on a hollowbody, and even a lot of screamin blues can be done on a hollowbody(fender in particular).

I think everybody is suggesting hollowbodies because they'd be a little more versatile/forgiving between the two genres


yeah i agree. as always it's tough to recommend things without more specifics. the other thing is which would be more comfortable for the OP to use as there is a big difference feel wise. i'm a strat guy so i tend to lean in that direction (unless inappropriate).
#12
Quote by monwobobbo
yeah i agree. as always it's tough to recommend things without more specifics. the other thing is which would be more comfortable for the OP to use as there is a big difference feel wise. i'm a strat guy so i tend to lean in that direction (unless inappropriate).


I know what you mean on the strat thing. I felt really compelled to throw in things that hadn't been mentioned so the OP a solid variety to try out. Especially the thinline tele. It's not exactly the most well known guitar out there, to non fender players in particular but it's an amazing instrument. Plays so smooth and the hollow body nature makes it sound more full than most fenders. I would give my left nut to play Jonny Lang's thinline thru a 65 deluxe reverb.
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#13
Well, in terms of blues, my favorite artists are B B King, John lee Hooker, Buddy Guy... I also enjoy Santana's tone in "chill out" song.

I like clean, thick, warm tone, if it helps you guys a little bit!
#14
For godin, I'm a big fan of the lgxt guitars, but they have several that would suit blues or jazz. They have coil tapped humbuckers and piezo pickups as well, so they give you a lot of sound options.

As far as what your're talking about in terms of tone, I think you'd be good with a lot of things, but if you like a really thick smooth tone, I'd look for something that at least has humbuckers on it. If it can coil tap that's be great, but they help a lot for getting that kind of overdriven smooth tone you mention. I suggest playing some stuff though. A lot of guitars mentioned can get you in the ball park of what you're looking for, but the specifics and playability are gonna have to come down to you.
#15
Check out Gibson's old ES-135 archtop semihollow. It's relatively affordable, great tone with those P-100's. Perfect for jazz or blues.
#16
what does robben ford use? i'd just get that.

Or alternatively ask on TGP.

Actually both of those modes of action would probably lead to the same conclusion.

more srsly, though, something along the lines of a 335 would probably work well.
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