Jazz Guitars

Jazz Guitar - Warm And Dark Music

The jazz guitar, one of the mainstays of jazz music, produces the dark and rich tones that have entranced generations of jazz enthusiasts. Early jazz players used wide-bodied acoustic archtops because of...

their loud volume.

Jazz guitars of today have many similarities to the acoustic archtops that were being used by the earlier jazz guitarists. The guitars have hollow bodies and a solid wooden top. Some are also elaborately carved.

The latter-day jazz guitarists too preferred the archtops though the development of electric guitars made it possible to produce the loud sound by using amplifiers.

Jazz Guitars And Eddie Lang

However, it will be wrong to say that all jazz guitarists use archtops. There are some who prefer classical guitars. But what distinguishes their playing is the music.

In fact, the unique guitar sound associated with jazz is both a tribute to the skills of jazz guitarists as to the accessories used by them. A majority of jazz guitarists prefer to use medium to heavy gauge strings and go for neck pick ups.

One pick up that is particularly popular in jazz is the Gibson PAF. Similarly, jazz guitarists use round, thick and heavy picks instead of thin and light picks.

The credit for using guitar an integral part of jazz music goes to Eddie Lang. Other famous guitarists Martin Taylor, Tommy Crook, Jim Nichols and Duck Baker carried his jazz work forward.

The guitar companies too have played a major role in promoting jazz music. Two guitar brands that have been particularly popular with jazz guitarists are Fender and Gibson.

 

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Harley Benton BigTone Trem Vintage Orange

Electric Guitar

64

Neck made of Canadian maple, Ovangkol fretboard, Block inlays, Body-, neck- and headstock binding, 20 Frets, 3-Way toggle switch, 3 Volume knobs...

Harley Benton BigTone Vintage Orange w/Case

Harley Benton BigTone Trem Vintage Orange

0

Electric Guitar, Neck made of Canadian maple, Ovangkol fretboard, Block inlays, Body-, neck- and headstock binding, 20 Frets, 3-Way toggle switch,...

Harley Benton Custom Line Manhattan-Standard

Jazz Guitar

53

Vintage Series, Cream binding, 22 Frets

Heritage Guitar Eagle Classic AN

Electric guitar

0

Top & F-holes with white binding, 20 Frets, CTS potis, 2 Volume controls, 2 Tone controls, Height-adjustable stay, Grover machine heads,...

Peerless Guitars Maestro Martin Taylor

Jazz Guitar

7

20 Frets, Bone nut, Bridge and tailpiece are made from ebony (Diospyros ebenum), Case included

Gibson L-4 CES VSB

Jazz Guitar

5

20 Frets, Including custom shop case, Made in USA

Godin 5th Ave CW Kingpin II HB

Electric guitar

0

21 Frets, Graphtech nut, 1 Sound and 1 volume control, 3-Way switch, Includes TRIC deluxe arch-top case

Guild A-150 Savoy Blonde

Jazz Guitar

13

Laminated maple body, 3-Piece mahogany / maple / mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 20 Frets, Compensated bridge, Harp...

Epiphone Emperor-II Pro Joe Pass 16" VS

Electric Guitar

10

Joe Pass signature model, Top made of selected spruce, Three-piece maple neck, Elaborate bindings around the body, Gold-plated hardware

Ibanez PM2-AA

Electric Guitar

32

Pat Metheny Signature model, Pearl and Abalone block fretboard inlays, 22 Medium frets, Bone nut, Gold-plated hardware, Flatwound stringing,...

Ibanez AF75-BS

Electric Guitar

48

20 Frets, VT60 tailpiece

Ibanez GB10-BS

Electric Guitar

3

George Benson model, Spruce top, Maple back and sides, 3-piece, Set-in maple neck, 22 Medium frets, Ebony fretboard, Pearl / Abalone inlays, Ebony...

Ibanez AG95QA-DBS

Jazz Guitar

2

Artcore Expressionist series, 22 Medium frets, ART-1 bridge, VT06 tailpiece, Golden hardware

Ibanez AF55-TF

Electric Guitar

25

Jazz model, Maple top, White top binding, Set-in Artcore mahogany neck, Fretboard binding, 20 Medium frets, 1 Volume control, 1 Tone control, 3-Way...

Ibanez LGB30-NT

Electric Guitar

4

LGB30 tailpiece made from lauel, Includes a hardshell case

Gretsch G100CE BK

Jazz Guitar

5

Synchromatic acoustic/ electric archtop, 3-Piece maple neck, 20 Frets, 1 Gretsch single coil pickup, Adjustable rosewood bridge, Chromatic...

DAngelico Excel EXL-1 Natural

Electric Guitar

0

DAngelico Art Deco Fretboard Scroll Bevel, Mother-of-pearl split block fretboard inlays, 5-Ply body binding, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, Tortoise...

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown T-Armond

Arch-top jazz guitar

0

Richlite fretboard, Graphtech nut, 21 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, 3-Way switch, T.O.M. bridge with rolling saddles and Bigsby tremolo...

Guild X-175 Manhattan

Hollow Body Archtop Guitar

10

Laminated spruce top, Laminated maple body, 3-Piece mahogany / maple / mahogany neck, 20 Frets, Compensated bridge, Harp tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite...

The Loar LH-280-CSN

Jazz guitar

6

Cutaway, Maple top, Mahogany neck, Padauk fretboard, Bone nut

Gibson Solid Formed 17 Venetian CB

Electric Guitar

0

"59" Neck profile, Master volume and tone controls, Trapeze tailpiece, Vintage style machine heads, Case included, Made in USA

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown Custom BR

Arch top jazz guitar

0

21 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, 3-Way switch, T.O.M. bridge with rolling saddles and Bigsby tremolo tailpiece, Includes TRIC deluxe case

Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Cognacburst

Archtop Electric Guitar

12

21 Frets, Machine heads with 18:1 (bass strings) or 26:1 (treble strings) gear ratio

Godin Multiac Gypsy Jazz 10

Electric Guitar

0

21 Frets, Gypsy jazz tailpiece, Machine heads with 15:1 gear ratio, Includes a case

Peerless Guitars Manhattan NA

Jazz Guitar

4

17" Arch top, Cutaway, Scale 625 mm, 22 Frets, Bone nut, 1x Floating mini humbucker, 1 Volume knob, Gold hardware, Includes a case

Guild X-175B Manhattan w/Bigsby

Jazz Guitar

19

20 Frets, Compensated bridge, Bigsby B60 tremolo, Grover Sta-Tite machine heads, Case included

Peerless Guitars Leela NA

Jazz Guitar

1

Solid carved maple top, 20 Frets, 1 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob, Golden finish hardware, Case included

Peerless Guitars Gigmaster SC

Jazz Guitar

5

With cutaway, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard, 20 Frets, 2 x Volume and 2 x tone controls, Chrome plated B70 Bigsby Tremolo, Tuneomatic bridge,...

Isana Black Pearl

Jazz Guitar

1

Limited to 80 copies, Maple body, Pearloid headstock, Ebony (genus Diospyros / Diospyros crassiflora) bridge with adjustable saddle, 21 Frets, Zero...

Guild A-150 Savoy Snowcrest White

Electric Guitar

0

20 Frets, Compensated bridge, Harp tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite machine heads, Includes a case

Peerless Guitars Gigmaster Jazz

Jazz Guitar

4

20 Frets, Includes a case

Höfner Thin President HCT-TP-SB

Electric Guitar

1

Arched spruce top, Arched Maple back, Cream-binding, Two-piece Maple neck, 20 Frets, 2 Volume & 2 tone controls, 3-Way switch, Tuneomatic bridge,...

Godin 5th Ave CW Kingpin II Cognag B

Arch-top jazz guitar

0

Graphtech nut, 21 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, 3-Way switch, Graphtech Adjustable Tusq bridge/string saddles, Includes TRIC deluxe arch-top...

Peerless Guitars Monarch SB

Jazz Guitar

8

22 Frets, 1 x Volume control, Includes a case

Ibanez AF95FM-AYS

Jazz Guitar

0

Artcore Expressionist series, 20 Medium frets, ART-1 bridge, VT06 tailpiece, Golden hardware

Ibanez GB10SE-BS George Benson

Electric Guitar

4

George Benson Signature model, Glued 3 strip GB maple neck, Fretboard binding, Acrylic and Abalone block inlays, 22 Medium frets with fret edge...

Ibanez PM200-NT Pat Metheny

Electric guitar

5

Pat Metheny signature model, Maple body, Set-in mahogany neck (Khaya ivorensis), Ebony fretboard, 22 Frets, Abalone block fretboard inlays, Gotoh...

Godin 5th Ave Kingpin P90 LH

Jazz guitar

0

Lefthand / lefthand model, 21 Frets, Graphtech nut, 1 Sound and 1 volume control, 3-Way switch

Ibanez LGB30-VYS

Electric Guitar

26

LGB30 tailpiece, Includes a hardshell case

DAngelico Deluxe EXL-1 Matte Midnight

Electric Guitar

0

Mother of pearl inlays, Nut width 43 mm, 1 x Volume and 1 x tone control, Tortoise Scalini pickguard, Switch Craft Socket, Rosewood bridge base...

Ibanez AFC95-VLM

Jazz guitar

2

20 Medium frets, Golden hardware

DAngelico Excel EXL-1 Black

Electric Guitar

0

DAngelico Art Deco Fretboard Scroll Bevel, Mother-of-pearl split block fretboard inlays, 5-Ply body binding, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, Tortoise...

Godin 5th Avenue Night Club Ind. BL

Arch-top jazz guitar

0

Graphtech nut, 21 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, Tune-O-Matic bridge with rolling saddles and Bigsby Tremolo Tailpiece, Includes TRIC deluxe case

Peerless Guitars Gigmaster Custom White

Jazz Guitar

3

With cutaway, Arch top, Maple top laminated, Back & sides maple laminated, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard, 20 Frets, B70 Bigsby Gold Tremolo,...

Gibson Citation NA

Jazz Guitar

0

Pickguard made of flamed maple, 20 Frets, 24k gold-plated hardware, Ebony fretboard, Incl. Custom Shop case, Made in USA

Gibson Byrdland Florentine Cut NT

Electric Guitar

1

Byrdland Florentine series, High-grade spruce top, High-grade maple back and sides, High-grade maple/walnut neck, Ebony fretboard, 22 Frets, Pearl...

Peerless Guitars Martin Taylor Virtuoso

Jazz Guitar

1

Martin Taylor signature model, Bone nut, 20 Frets, Fretboard binding, Grover GH102 machine heads with ebony buttons, Volume control under...

Heritage Guitar Eagle Classic OSB

Hollow body jazz guitar

0

Top and F-holes feature white binding, 20 Frets, 2 Volume controls and 2 tone controls, CTS potentiometers, Height-adjustable bridge, Gold...

Gibson L-5 CES NA

Jazz Guitar

1

Custom Shop, 17" Body, Pearl block fretboard inlays, 20 Frets, 2 Volume and 2 tone controls, Ebony bridge, ABR-1 bridge, Archtop tailpiece, Gilded...

Höfner New President Natural Satin

Jazz Guitar

0

Selected solid hand-carved top made of German spruce, Body made of highly flamed maple, Neck is from European sycamore, 22 Frets, 2 Volume- and 2...

Gibson L-4 CES WR

Jazz Guitar

2

20 Frets, Incl. Custom Shop case, Made in USA

Gibson Citation HB

Jazz Guitar

0

Custom Shop Model, 20 Frets, Pickguard made of maple, 24 carat gold-plated hardware, Custom Shop case included, Made in USA

Peerless Guitars Cremona

Jazz Guitar

1

Body 17" arch top, Flamed maple top, solid sides/back veneered flamed maple, Ebony fretboard, bridge and tailpiece, Cutaway, Top binding, aged...

Gibson Wes Montgomery WR

Jazz Guitar

1

Custom Shop, Wes Montgomery Signature Model, 17" Body, 20 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, Ebony bridge, ABR-1 bridge, "Wes Montgomery" archtop...

Peerless Guitars Gigmaster Jazz Ruby

Jazz Guitar

4

20 Frets, Bridge:Tune-O-Matic, Includes a case

Heritage Guitar H-575 AN

Jazz Guitar

0

20 Frets, Trapeze tailpiece, CTS Potentiometers, 2 Volume controls, 2 Tone controls, 3-Way switch, Includes a case, Handmade in Kalamazoo, USA

Peerless Guitars Contessa

Jazz Guitar

3

Arched top, Top has been carved from solid spruce, Includes a case

Höfner Chancellor Natural

Jazz Guitar

0

17" Body, Solid hand carved spruce top, Solid hand carved flamed maple back, Arched back and top, Solid flamed maple sides, Without sustain block,...

Gibson L-5 CT FC

Jazz Guitar

0

Signature model, Cutaway thinline, 20 Frets, Incl. custom shop case, Made in USA

Sadowsky LS-17 TCB Jazz Guitar

Electric Guitar

0

21 Frets, Includes a case, Made in the USA

Gibson Wes Montgomery EB

Jazz Guitar

1

Custom Shop, Wes Montgomery Signature Model, 17" Body, 20 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, Ebony bridge, ABR-1 bridge, "Wes Montgomery" archtop...

Sadowsky Jim Hall Jazz Guitar Sienna

Electric guitar

0

Jim Hall signature model, Light 5-ply laminated premium maple body, Maple neck, Ebony fretboard, 22 Frets, 1 volume and 1 tone control, Ebony...

Heritage Guitar H-575 OSB

Jazz Guitar

0

Solid flamed maple sides, One piece mahogany neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 20 Frets, CTS potentiometers, 2 Volume knobs, 2 Tone...

Gibson Wes Montgomery NA

Jazz Guitar

1

Custom Shop, Wes Montgomery Signature Model, 17" Body, 20 Frets, 1 Volume and 1 tone control, Ebony bridge, ABR-1 bridge, "Wes Montgomery" archtop...

Ibanez GB10-NT

George Benson Model

1

George Benson model, 3-Piece maple neck, 22 Frets, Tortoise pickguard, Case included

Höfner New Committee HNC-SB-0

Jazz Guitar

0

Spruce Top, One-piece flamed Maple neck, Ebony fretboard, 22 Frets, Sidedots, Ebony bridge, 1x Hoefner Diamond Nickel Floating Pickup (Neck), 1x...

Peerless Guitars Imperial NA

Jazz Guitar

4

Cutaway, Arch top, Solid, carved spruce top, Solid, carved flamed maple back, Solid flamed maple sides, Maple neck, Ebony fretboard, 22 Frets, 1...

Peerless Guitars Leela TR

Electric Guitar

1

Solid arched maple top, 20 Frets, Ebony tailpiece, 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob, Gold-plated hardware, Case included

Sadowsky Jim Hall Jazz Guitar CB

Electric Guitar

0

Jim Hall Signature Modell, Lightweight 5-ply premium flamed maple construction, Maple neck, Ebony fretboard, 22 Frets, Custom-wound Sadowsky pickup...

Stromberg Montreux FM TH NH

Electric Guitar

0

Maple body, Glued-on solid (flamed) maple top, Solid mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard, Block fretboard inlays made from real mother of pearl (MOP)

Ibanez LGB300-VYS

Jazz Guitar

1

Florentine cutaway, Set-in 3-piece maple neck LGB, White pearl headstock logo, 22 Medium frets, Ebony bridge, LGB300 Tailpiece, 2x Super 58...