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  • Do you use a Rock guitar to play Jazz?

    Do you find it appropriate to do this? I have played rock my whole life, but just started getting into jazz. My guitars are Fender Stratocasters and a Peavey Wolfgang, and I am pretty happy with them. I would hate to buy a jazz guitar because 1.) I do not care for the way they look 2.) Right now, I don't have the money for one.

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  • #2
    There isn't a law against using a rock guitar for Jazz 0_o
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    • #3
      I'm happy to play any style with any of my guitars...it's not what it looks like that matters, it's what you do with it. I'll play rock, metal, jazz, blues, and maybe even a few country licks on any of my guitars, which include a Les Paul, a PRS Custom 24, and a Carvin DC127.
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      • #4
        Do you find it appropriate to do this? I have played rock my whole life, but just started getting into jazz. My guitars are Fender Stratocasters and a Peavey Wolfgang, and I am pretty happy with them. I would hate to buy a jazz guitar because 1.) I do not care for the way they look 2.) Right now, I don't have the money for one.

        Discuss.


        use what you have. many favor a tele.I have a strat and it can be used but mostly I use my Tele or carvin. both solid bodies.

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        • #5
          I'd love to hear a good Floyd Rose dive-bomb in a jazz tune.
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          • #6
            a strat can get some sweet jazz tones. you don't necessarily need a "jazz" guitar to play jazz. (I assume you mean a thick full hollow body with a cutaway)
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            • #7
              The "sound" of jazz has a lot to do with note choices so....
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              • #8
                I use a Wood guitar myself.
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                • #9
                  Why not?

                  If I were to play jazz I'd play it on my RG.

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                  • #10
                    I use a Wood guitar myself.


                    Well played.
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                    • D Carroll
                      D Carroll commented
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                      depends if a tele is a rock guitar. 


                  • #11
                    A strat is good enough for Wayne Krantz, Leni Stern, Scott Henderson and Oz Noy.

                    Play whatever you want on whatever you please, it's the painting not the brush.
                    if you wan't to play more traditional styles, be aware though, that some purists musicians may find a strat inappropriately looking

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                    • #12
                      I played some jazz on my Flying V last night at practice. Worked fine as far as I could tell.
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                      • #13
                        Why not?

                        If I were to play jazz I'd play it on my RG.


                        I does!

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                        • #14
                          I use a Wood guitar myself.


                          I knew someone was going to do that.

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                          • #15
                            my RG with a blues bucker in the neck has my favourite jazz tone from all my guitars..... a lot of jazz fusion guys use superstrats, its very common....
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