I selected this based on tone and playability. i liked it better than the gretsch's i was originally after. if i were just playing jazz, i'd probably go for a heritage with a one piece spruce top (at about the same price). but for my purposes the laminate top is more durable and less feedback. beautiful sounds to this guitar.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $2295.00 (new)
Classic 57 pick-ups, wine red finish with flame. bound neck. tune-o-matic and klusons.
Action set low. comfortable playing neck. slight finish flaws in the binding. frets could have been dressed better.
Great sound from this guitar. surprisingly versatle. basic electronics and hardware of a les paul-but the full hollow body adds depth and character. three dimensional tone. capable of big fat sounds. i use this for rock, blues and jazz. feedback not a big problem for me.
Durable guitar...laminate body. sensitive to temp. changes.
Swapped an ES345 for this 175
Model Year: 1989
Where Obtained: Frailers , Runcorn ,UK
Made in USA
6 string hollow bodied Jazz Guitar 2 humbuckers finished in vintage sunburst
Prone to feedback due to hollow body
Typical jazz sounding but will give a rock bite if required.
Needs minimum maintenance