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jefe46
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State of Jefferson

Apr 30th, 2019 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

One guitar for use of/in the following

Jazz
Western Swing (not "country western which is neither")
Fiddle tunes (flat picked)
Finger picking (thumb picking)
Flat picking (not blue grass, no interest)
Gypsy Jazz
Etc.

Any suggestions.?



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El Californio

Apr 30th, 2019 07:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Budget?

LeftyMeister
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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Apr 30th, 2019 07:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nashville Tele

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

Apr 30th, 2019 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

$2K-3K

Prefer much less.

I have a 2003 Hiway 1 highly modded.

but
perhaps I could further refine my quest..

Not an "electric" guitar and not a solid body.

Should have posted this detail.

Agreed the Tele is a very versatile guitar and the reason I own one.. not a fan of the third/middle pickup.
However, if I did not own the Hiway 1 I would own the Nashville for reasons other than the middle pick up.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 09:41 PM, Apr 30th, 2019)

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Planet Peegoo

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Apr 30th, 2019 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gretsch

New Yorker. Add a piezo pickup in case you need amplificatin'.

Te 52

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Apr 30th, 2019 10:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agree with Peegs that an acoustic archtop would cover most of your bases and do so in style.

This one's acoustic-electric with an under-saddle pickup but you don't have to plug it in. Tons of demos on YouTube.

MII, under a grand street.

click-o-tronic

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 12:13 AM, May 1st, 2019)

willie

Too Near Atlanta GA

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May 1st, 2019 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

When I lived in San Antonio TX back in the 80's I did a lot of the same type stuff using my '73 Gibson ES-335...did the job quite well.

w

DrKev

Paris, France

It's just a guitar, not rocket science.
May 1st, 2019 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Godin 5th Avenue

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

May 1st, 2019 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the replies.

I have thought of an arch-top.. I have owned a couple to include a 40s L-50 and a non-cutaway all acoustic GODIN which I gifted to my grandson.

I wish I had the L-50 back.

The Godin was a decent instrument and I would consider another 5th ave.. but the one I wanted was the newer 5th Ave Jazz.. which had much higher quality materials.. sadly discontinued .

The Gretsch did not get good reviews.
The Epiphone sounds interesting but has a 1/11/16ths nut..
I need wider.

I have considered Eastman but quality is spotty and I don't care for the Benedetto copy body pattern. I prefer the Gibson Stromberg body styles.

As to the es-335 I have considered one, however it is my opinion that Gibsons are grossly overpriced and the quality not in line with pricing.

I did own a 1979 Ibanez AS200 which I sadly sold due to a temporary state of impoverishment..wish I had not sold it.I have looked at the Ibanez Scofield,, not the ceap ne but the upper end as it has an adult nut wisdth and flawlessly made in the Terada shop in Japan.

I am ruling out the 335 styles as I am looking for a =an acoustic sound primarily which could have a pickup.

Thanks for all the suggestions..
Thinking Gretsch I have and idea.. a guitar they built some years back and again, discontinued.
I'll go hunting and get back

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I am also thinking one guitar may not do it.

Currently I have a 2015 Martin 001-18 V with flamed mahogany backs and sides, very rare.
1997 0000-1 Martin also rare, one of 370
Cutaway flamenco by Carlos Pina.. one of 10 made.
1929 Stromberg Voisinet 12 fretter for which I am making a new bridge (n when I get the time).
2003 Tele Hiway 1 with Bill Lawrence Keystone pick ups and some other mods.. such as vintage tuners and string tree and a 6 saddle Gotoh bridge.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 10:11 AM, May 8th, 2019)

Te 52

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May 1st, 2019 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

There's not a lot of demand for acoustic archtops, so if you keep an eye on your local craigslist or equivalent, you may find a quality used instrument at a reasonable price. For example, there's a 1950's Gibson L-50 with no pickup for sale near me for $1695 ask.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 02:12 PM, May 1st, 2019)

willie

Too Near Atlanta GA

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May 1st, 2019 04:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

I only paid $555.00 for my ES-335 from Music Emporium, mail order...new when I lived in Alaska in 1973...that was then...now, yeah, they are outrageous.

w

(This message was last edited by willie at 06:58 PM, May 1st, 2019)

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May 2nd, 2019 04:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

I paid 1700 for my new ES335 Figured Blonde and have never paid more than 2200 new for one (figured cherry and figured VS),both brand new. You just have to be patient . The 1700 was a once in a lifetime deal , the others not so much.

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Planet Peegoo

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May 2nd, 2019 05:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Willie, that sounds like a sweet deal--through the lens of current pricing. But $555 was a lot of money in 1973. Back then you could buy a decent used car for that amount :o)

willie

Too Near Atlanta GA

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May 2nd, 2019 07:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Indeed you could. My wife and I bought our first new car in 1970...a '70 Chevy Nova...think it was something like $2800...had no radio, we thought we were living high though. :)

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May 2nd, 2019 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

If it doesn't have to be mint you could get another L-50.

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older,better
May 8th, 2019 02:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I was thinking a full body ES125 with a P90 would fill the bill.

Laker

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May 8th, 2019 04:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

How about D’Angelico EXL-1

Review

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

May 8th, 2019 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Check this out:

Vinny Raniolo

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

May 8th, 2019 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

And this 6 months earlier than the first Vinny video....... roll up to 1:45.

His road guitar.

VanGoghsEar

USA

May 9th, 2019 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Peerless Monarch 17" bout. Mine's a hollowbody with a set humbucker at the neck, although they make one with a floating humbucker. The acoustic tone, while soft is very nice, largely because it is a solid wood body and solid Spruce top. Worth a look, a lot like the DeAngelico's, may even be made in the same factory, but the Peerless is all solid wood construction. Beautifully made guitar.

Peerless Monarch

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