I know this question is quite vague since it is not the guitar that makes the musician but as a novice jazz guitar player (although quite advanced technically in other genres) I have been in the search for a jazzy guitar for a while. The specific Gibson, people say, is more versatile than an archtop guitar and can be used nicely in other directions.

Why am I interested in such a guitar that costs around 3.5K? Well, I can find it for less than half the price and get a 3.5K instrument for only 1.5K basically!

So, the question is, is it possible to find some nice deep round jazz sounds using this guitar?

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Yes, of course. String it with 13" stainless steel strings, use the neck pickup—you'll get plenty of round, fat, jazzy goodness. Plenty of jazz and jazz/fusion players play a 335 and/or its variants, and you can't go wrong with one.

  • do you mean 0.013" for the lightest string gauge? – Kirk A Dec 31 '16 at 12:47

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