#1
anyone have any experience with this guitar? could i get a good jazz sound out of it?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gretsch-Guitars-G5122-Double-Cutaway-Electromatic-Hollowbody-Electric-Guitar-104784137-i1384416.gc

i really love the way it looks, but wondering if it could be used for jazz......

thanks!
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#2
Yes. Many guitars like that are generally used for jazz. At least that's what the jazz players that I know play. Many of them prefer the hollow body tone over the solid body.

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#3
not on a marshall mg it sure as hell won't... on a good tube amp, it'll sound awesome for jazz
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#5
yes, tons of jazz guitarists use hollowbodies. i'm not an expert on hollowbody guitars, so idk if thats a good one or not, but i know they all give pretty good jazz tones.
#6
Quote by danyellenik
not on a marshall mg it sure as hell won't... on a good tube amp, it'll sound awesome for jazz



+ over 9000.


Ditch the MG first. Your LP will be fine for the time being.
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why didnt you just play like crap?
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#7
Quote by neptune1988
I didn't know Gretsch could sound good...I played one through a Frontman once, my god it sucked.

there's your problem right there, it was a frontman lol, anyguitar through a cheap amp will sound bad...
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#9
Quote by neptune1988
my Epi Casino through a Frontman nails the Jefferson Airplane tone perfectly.



Did they happen to use SS amps?


Cause I'd imagine around their time SS amps wouldn't have been all that good. You know, considering that they hadn't really been in existence for all that long.
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why didnt you just play like crap?
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Awe, so cute...

How old are you?



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#10
Quote by danyellenik
not on a marshall mg it sure as hell won't... on a good tube amp, it'll sound awesome for jazz

actually, a yon of jazz guitarsts use ss amps... But the mg sucks.
#11
hey, it is what it is.

sure, I couldda done leaps and bounds better, but for the money, its the closest.
#12
I'd have to say that a Microcube would probably be closer and better sounding.
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Quote by Irnmaiden4life
why didnt you just play like crap?
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Awe, so cute...

How old are you?



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#13
Quote by danyellenik
not on a marshall mg it sure as hell won't... on a good tube amp, it'll sound awesome for jazz


I have a fender hot rod deluxe, I just haven't changed the marshall mg out of my gear list.......
Stage Rig

Fender Strat
Epi Les Paul
Taylor 110
Boss TU-2
Omega Amps Hot Rod Deluxe (Dumble mod)
Clean/Drive/More Drive footswitch
Mid boost/Preamp boost footswitch

myspace.com/rosscooperband
#14
Quote by LP51122
I have a fender hot rod deluxe, I just haven't changed the marshall mg out of my gear list.......

Yeah, I think I saw that thread, so I was wondering about that...

Yes, it can do Jazz, and it can do it well. Better than a lot of other guitars in that range. With your Hot Rod, it will sound awetastic.