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85 views and nobody wants to tell me how crazy I am???!!!

This is the new "standard" (couldn't resist) for jazz guitars.
 

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I didn't see the videos as they're blocked on my phone, but... There's a thread on mylespaul where a guy rebuilds a vintage 60s SG that had a really bad neck repair. It was used for years in the 70s by a pro jazz musician in Germany.
one day I'll have an SG.
 

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I started guitar lessons 2 and a half years ago with a jazz specialist. First lesson I showed up with my squire telecaster and he had his US tele out and he smiled and commented on how the tele neck pickup is the best jazz sound ever.
He always sounded like a jazz player playing jazz, I just made noise.
 

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First lesson I showed up with my squire telecaster and he had his US tele out and he smiled and commented on how the tele neck pickup is the best jazz sound ever.
Both of you (and many others) are in good company!
I'm sure that you have likely seen Ed Bickert before.
Wonderful that he is Canadian...makes me feel proud.
BTW ...Are you still playing any jazz guitar?
 

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I've seen jazz players use LPs, 335s, strats (John scofield), teles ( Kevin breit), jazz boxes ( Barney kessel), and acoustic guitars. Doesn't seem to matter. Granted, scofield and breit tend towards edgier tones, but if they lived on the bass side of their tone knob they could have "that" jazz tone. Scofeild was playing with Miles Davis when I saw him. He just ripped it up.
 

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To out anti-conformity an SG. I dare anyone to find someone playing jazz on this...

 
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just points to the opinion (that I share as well), that wood isn't as important for tone than many think.

cheers amigos
I've always been a believer the two most crucial components in achieving a specific tone are the amp and pickups. All the rest like woods, design, setting gauge blah blah blah, may have a small effect but nothing a typical music fan will notice.
 

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Although I notice that my Firebird unplugged is loud as hell and has a lot of sustain. My other electrics are good but they aren’t like that as much.
 

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Both of you (and many others) are in good company!
I'm sure that you have likely seen Ed Bickert before.
Wonderful that he is Canadian...makes me feel proud.
BTW ...Are you still playing any jazz guitar?
Not really. I was a total beginner, and still am. My schedule didn't work with the only openings he had so I stopped. I recently started lessons with a very good blues guitar teacher and I'm learning faster now. Im getting close, so a few wrong notes at the right time and I'll be doing some jazz soon. :).
I discovered Ed back when I started. He's the kind of person the CBC should make a documentary on, along with Gill Evans.
 
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