#1
im going to buy myself a new guitar soon, and i really like to play blues / jazz / rock ...
but most of all i like to play jazz and im thinking of attending a jazz school, altho i want something more versatyle then a typical jazz guitar and a diferent more brightier tone, first i was thinking of buying a strat because i really like the outcome in blues, but i dont think theyr as good for jazz, am i wrong? ive seen some really nice jazz players weilding a telecaster and its also really nice for blues and rock i really like the tone, but im having a really hard time deciding, my question is probably.. are strats any good to play jazz? is tele the way to go for my music preference? thx
#2
get a semi-hollow body. great for jazz, blues, even most rock. they are the middle ground for full jazz guitars and solid body guitars.
#3
but between strats and teles, is there a huge difference in the jazz ?
#5
I have a Washburn jazzbox that I love. Strats would be more versatile than Teles when it comes to jazz. I can get a fairly nice jazz tone on my Strat through the neck pickup. What amp do you have and what is your price range?
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#7
I like ibanez artocores.. and to me that looks like a jazzy guitar. O and the epiphone dot studio is cool.. i like the plain all black one very sexy.
#8
Most of the Jazz "heavies" I know play Gibson Les Pauls, (and I know alot, I know 80% of the local jazz circuit, and my guitar teacher is a professional jazz player, though he plays strats) I personally grab my Epi LP out when I want to jazz it up.

Also, on a strat. Position 2 is amazing for warm cleans.
#9
check out a Fender jaguer, jazzmaster, or mustang.
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#10
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Most of the Jazz "heavies" I know play Gibson Les Pauls, (and I know alot, I know 80% of the local jazz circuit, and my guitar teacher is a professional jazz player, though he plays strats) I personally grab my Epi LP out when I want to jazz it up.

Also, on a strat. Position 2 is amazing for warm cleans.


Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Django Rheinhart, Freddie Green, (I could go on forever) all used hollowbody jazzboxes. In fact, I can't think of a single taditional jazz artist who uses a LP (or any solidbody for that matter). Most jazz fusion players use solidbodies, if that's what you were thinking, but traditional jazz players prefer hollowbodies.

Your suggestion of a LP is fitting, however, for this persons needs (due to the rock and blues influences), so I agree with you there.
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#12
well i dont have an amp yet ive been playing with an acoustic guitar for like 2 years now, but as an amp im probably gona get some sort of fender amp they seem cool for cleans, my budget is around 900?, id like a valves cheap amp (like 300-400?) i know u guys have that theory that i should spend more in the amp, but i want a guitar to last tbh, a friend of mine bought a washburn strat (really low model) and after a year it looks like garbage.. the wood is all ****ed up etc etc... tbh in 10 years i wanna be able to grab my 1st guitar and still enjoy playing it.. althou atm i wasnt thinking of a hollowbody, if i get more serious into jazz i might get one then, and for ibanez its really not my type (played some of my friend´s), i guess that ill just go to the store and try a few teles and strats and make up my mind , thx for the help so far ^^
#13
A Fender Blues Jr or a used Hot Rod Deluxe for the amp?
Look around for some used Jap Strats+Teles, and some Mexi Strats/Teles etc.
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#14
For jazz you cant really go wrong with semi/hollow bodies. But then again i dont think hollow bodies are very versatile. I would reccomend a semi e.g. ibanez artcore or one of the epi semi's.

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#15
^Smoooooooth

But a Sheraton would make an amazing Jazz guitar *hint hint*
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