No longer own this '05 Gretsch 6120BS, but I still have the strap my brother made for me 30 years ago.
My '07 Heritage H-575 is probably the best so-called "jazz" guitar I've ever had. Actually all solid maple! Currently for sale at a local store.
I'm happier now with my...
I like the GHS Nickel Rockers in 11's.
Years ago they were called "Pro-Formula." Same mashed formula though: they roll them down a little.
In my ears they have a snarkey midrange sound I like a lot, but in years past on some guitars that was not what I wanted.
I presently use them on...
Nobody cared about speed knobs until the slot car racers in the biblical times started the trend with bigger diamond tread rubber tires from NYC. Then coated glue onto slicks for the first few laps of domination and intimidation.
Then Ibanez added a rubber traction gripper to their version of...
Thanks for the new background, sliding tom!
My 2000 looks just llike yours, except for the thumbcutters (indicator pointers) and knobs (mine has speedknobs without the thumbcutters), and is sans the plastic toggle switch instructions/washer.
Welp, I'm not intending to change mine.
Not that they have their own particular "sound."
Once I backed 'em away from the strings they got a lot better sounding.
Not really a single coil sound. Definitely a humbucker sound, but along the lines maybe of mini-humbuckers.
So far I'm likin'...
Oh I went to Junior College and got a two year degree in music.
It took me YEARS to get that garbage out of my playing!!!
It just doesn't get any better than Bluesy Wes Montomery octaves, and he figured guitar out on his back porch!
Well it certainly has that shape and vibe, although structurally it's more like a ES-335.
A lot of jazz guys use full hollow archtops (then there's those with Telecasters).
It's a mistake to think of jazz as somehow unattainable and mysterious. It's just another style of music with sort of a...
I use one of two Tech 21 Trademark 60's.
My favorite all around amp for the last dozen years. One is totally beat up, the other is newer. The beat up one sounds better: still has the original speaker (well broken in and fuller).