#1
I put this on another thread but things have been slow.

I have played accoustic for 30 years and now want to start playing jazz on an electric guitar.

So, semi-accoustic or full electric? And what is a good entry level guitar and amp (mostly for home playing and a few parties) - something with an easy action?
#2
Get a decent hollowbody archtop guitar for jazz. They're not cheap, but you can get some cheaper ones from Ibanez and Epiphone, they're mainly entry level.

http://epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=&CollectionID=1
http://ibanez.com/hollow/

Chris
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