Jazz guitars have much demanded of them – players expect necks that will allow speedy runs and complex chord inversions to be played with ease, coupled with a semi-hollow body that gives the necessary acoustic tonal qualities. These guitars also require pick-ups that are capable of significant definition while simultaneously bringing big sustain and allow chords and notes to cut through.
A lot of players use jazz guitars as originally intended – for jazz – but others have made excellent use of them to bring a thicker, more expansive tone to their rock, indie and blues.
If you're in the market for a new jazzer you'll want to consider neck profile, body weight, pickup choice (single, dual, huimbucker, P90 or piezo), and whether you'll want a hard-tail or bigsby style tremolo system. Finishes range from subtle to resplendent depending on how much of an impression you want to make, and there are models in our range for all price points.