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Old July 8th, 2018, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Es les Paul for jazz

Iíve been looking at one of these as a small bodied jazz box. Curious if anyone has experience using one mostly for that purpose.

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Old July 8th, 2018, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That really depend on you. That guitar has quite a range of tones, so you should be good.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No problem! I am able to easily dial in jazz tones on my Les Pauls. Not that it helps, I can't play a convincing jazz lick to save my soul.
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Old July 10th, 2018, 02:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome to this place.

Any guitar can be used for any genre of music, so don't be persuaded that they can't. It's down to the player as to what guitar they wish to use.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 12:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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From what I have read, the only people that liked the 50's Les Pauls were the jazz players. Low sales caused Gibson to stop production and switch to the SG. It wasn't until the mid 60's when the blues/rock players started using the 50's Les Pauls that they caught on for anything other than jazz.
Neck pickup, roll off the tone a bit, and you have all the mellow jazz tone you need.
Maybe pick a model that has the '57 classic pickups, as this will most closely match the pickups and sound of some of their more expensive 'Jazz Boxes'
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