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Old 06.12.05, 10:36 AM
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Best solid-body jazzguitar?

Hello.

Can somebody recomend me a solid body guitar that has this nice jazzy sound as an hollow body. The tone i'm looking for is kind of like a Karate meets Miles Davis "In a silent way" guitar tones.

any guitar that sound like that out there?

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No such thing as a nice jazzy solidbody. You can try to squeeze a jazzy sound out of almost any guitar, but for a true jazzy sound you need to go at least semi-hollow. My heritage is a semi-hollow and it has a nice warm sound, so you might want to check out heritage. If thats out of your price range have a look at some of the Ibanez art series. They are semi-hollow and really good bang-for-the-buck guitars.
Just curious why you don't want a hollowbody guitar?
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Just curious why you don't want a hollowbody guitar?
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Just curious why you don't want a hollowbody guitar?
I don't feel comfortable with hollowbodys, or at least not the one I've tried. I like small bodys. Mabey I haven't been trying the right ones.
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How much are you looking to pay?
I'm not really shure. Max $1000 - $1400 I think.
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Les Paul's were made for jazz...you might try some out and see if they'll fit the bill.
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I can get a nice jazz tone out of my Tele...
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Gibson makes some downsized hollowbodies that are probably out of your price range. A 356 or a Johnny A. I have a Johnny A and it does great. But my SG is almost as good. You can emulate the natural reverb that a hollowbody has by turning up the reverb in the amp. The SG is a darker sounding guitar, more jazzy in that way. But the Johnny A has tone and overtones that no solidbody will ever have.

I'd get a hollowbody. No sold body really will sound the same. Not that you can't play jazz on a solid. Its mostly tradition. But the hollowbodies have great vibe. The big ones aren't really that hard to play.
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I can get a nice jazz tone out of my Tele...
how about one of those thinline tele's.....small and comfortable semi-hollowbody....could you get a good jazz tone still?
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how about one of those thinline tele's.....small and comfortable semi-hollowbody....could you get a good jazz tone still?
Definitely - get one with a humbucker in the neck, they're perfect. Of course, it depends who you want to sound like.
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Actually yeah, come to think of it, a telecaster with a humbucker in the neck can do jazz pretty well. And godin has some really nice solidbodies that are very jazzy; my guitar teacher has one.
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Re: Best solid-body jazzguitar?

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"In a silent way" guitar tones.

Well, the people that said "why don't you get a hollowbody?" didn't read this part of your post. McLaughlin may have used either a Les Paul or a Fender Jaguar/Mustang/Jazzmaster (forget which) at this time, I believe.
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I thought John McLaughlin was a Gibson man. I know he used the SG double-neck in Return to Forever. He endorses Godins now.

Most old-school jazz types tended to reach for a Tele when they went solidbody.
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