#1
I am looking at some guitars for jazz and I was wondering if the telecaster or a stratocaster would best but I also play screamo so something that fits that as well.
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#2
if your playing Jazz, you don't really want a tele or a strat, but a strat would be more suited for it. If your playing jazz, you want either a hollow body, or a semi hollow body, like an es-335, gretsch maybe, stuff like that.
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#3
i'd a SH or HH tele, so tht u can get a nice blues sound but still get a good harder sound
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#4
get a strat so u can play a lot of things. tele's are more trebly in sound and wouldnt be as versatile, but u can use them anyways :shrugs:

really, unless you specifically want tone of traditional jazz, it doesnt matter what guitar u use. any sound can be used for jazz.
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#6
well just letting you know, a lot of jazz strat players use the strat's brightness to their advantage, something u cant get if u have a humbucker at that one end (unless it's a really high output pickup)

try listening to blues/jazz/rock players (people that encompass all that) like jeff beck, john mclaughlin, or clapton. taht'll give u an idea of how jazzers go about using a strat.
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if your playing Jazz, you don't really want a tele or a strat, but a strat would be more suited for it. If your playing jazz, you want either a hollow body, or a semi hollow body, like an es-335, gretsch maybe, stuff like that.


You couldnt be farther from the truth. Strats are perfect for jazz. They have a nice bright tone, and are extremely versatile. Most people dont have 3 grand to shell out on a 335.
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#8
Strats and Teles would be fine really but if you got the budget why not go for a hollowbody archop. Gretch, Gibson, ETC.
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#9
^depends on your style. playing on a strat requires a different technique/feel compared to an archtop.
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#10
Honestly.. get an SH Tele

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0108800821
http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0137502306

Theres also
http://www.yamaha.ca/content/guitar/products/electricguitars/PAC1511MS/keyfeatures.jsp

With a neck hum, and a hot rails for heavier stuff.

Neck humbucker, minibucker or P90 is what you want for jazz.. straight up single coils (of the fender strat variety( tend to not be warm enough.
#13
Yeah, if you want the whole Joe Pass or Wes Montgomery tone, Archtops+Flatwounds are the best. But People like John Mclaughlin use strats and strat-style stuff. Just roll off the tone knob and use some flatwounds or heavier strings. For roundwound strings, 12's would be good as they can also do other genres ok.
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Wouldn't that have a bit much bite? I mean, Les Paul had excellent tone on songs like how high the moon with his guitar of the same name but for traditional?
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