Check out some of great articles, interviews and reports in our library - guitarists profiles, interviews and reviews of jazz guitarists; playing jazz guitar: theory, notes on performance, playing and composition; guitars articles on guitars, amplifiers and other gadgetry.

Why Choose a Gibson Jazz Guitar?

Why Choose a Gibson Jazz Guitar?
There's no denying Gibson make great archtop guitars, but in such a competitive guitar market, are they really worth the price?

Barney Kessel's legendary Gibson ES-350 for sale

Barney Kessel's legendary Gibson ES-350 for sale
Currently offered by Heritage auctions (Nov 2018). A closer look at the modified 1946 ES-350 that characterised his playing.

Sonny Sharrock

Sonny Sharrock: On Improvisation
Free jazz legend Sonny Sharrock talks to Dannette Hill: on improvisation, about different types of improvisers, and the starting points for his improvisations

On Soloing

On Soloing
Wonderful piece; Randell Young talks about soloing, and suggests seven rules to maximise your guitar solo's impact

Saying Goodbye to Tal Farlow

Saying Goodbye to Tal
Jazz legend Tal Farlow dies of cancer at the age of 77. This edition of JGO will be dedicated to Tal and his music

Martin Taylor interview

Martin Taylor interview
Guitarist Martin Taylor talks to Afdhel Aziz on his career, starting out, and the influence of Indian music on his playing

A Short Guide to Group Improvisation

A Short Guide to Group Improvisation
Jim Slansky explains jazz improvisation within a group; how it expands from, and contracts back to the main theme

The Developing Jazz Guitarist: Part One

The Developing Jazz Guitarist: Part One
First in a series of Lesson/articles by Gerry Garcia: Gerry Garcia's jazz guitar arrangement of a tune we all know, Happy Birthday

The Developing Jazz Guitarist: Part Two

The Developing Jazz Guitarist: Part Two
Second in the series, Gerry Garcia continues his series of arrangements for jazz guitar, Auld Lang Syne

Pat Metheny on Kenny G

Pat Metheny on Kenny G: Secret Story no longer
Pat Metheny talks about Kenny G and his music.
See also part 2

The Jazz Guitar Ensemble

The Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Bob Russell discusses the advantages to students of the college guitar ensemble

7 String Guitar Part 1

7 String Guitar Part 1
Introduction to 7 string guitars

7 String Guitar Part 2

7 String Guitar Part 2
Playing the thing

7 String Guitar Part 3

7 String Guitar Part 3
A complete 7 string guitar piece

Life on the Love Boat

Life on the Love Boat
JGO Editor/Publisher Bob Patterson gives a firsthand account of working and living on a cruise ship. All aboard!

Editorial: Thoughts on Tablature Part 1

Editorial: Thoughts on Tablature Part 1
Logical method or crutch? The role tablature should play in jazz guitar instruction

In the Navy

In the Navy
Michael Durig is the guitarist for the US Navy's CINCLANTFLT band. He has some advice for those wishing to try out for a service band

Picking Speed

Picking Speed
Some tips on playing faster by Tom Brown

School and the Street Part 1

School and the Street Part 1
Learning strategies for college bound guitarists

School and the Street Part 2

School and the Street Part 2
The qualities of a successful pro guitarist

Anatomy of a Gig

Anatomy of a Gig
War stories from the life of a working guitarist

School and the Street Part 2

Q&A: Carved vs. Laminated A question of tops... Which should yours be? Find out here!

Anatomy of a Gig

The Pizzar A true 'slice' of guitar history

IAJE

Riff Machines - The Showdown Akai's Riff-O-Matic goes head to head with Rifftech's Riff Master

Questions and Answers Bob Patterson answers your questions

  • Q&A1: Simplify, Simplify. Why use modal names? are they necessary?
  • Q&A2: Think of 'Scale Position' / Sing it! Fret coverage, and improving sight reading
  • Q&A3: Sightreading / Altered Dominant 7th / Practice Routines
  • Q&A4: Chord soloing
  • Q&A5: Wes Montgomery / Transcribing / Archtops / Soundposts
  • Q&A6: Playing Octaves / Tendonitis
  • Q&A7: Summer Jazz Camps - Where to go for an intensive learning experience this summer?
  • Q&A8: Bob takes on a variety of questions on theory, gear, and playing jazz guitar


Store Demo | Ibanez AFC125 Contemporary Archtop Hollow Body Guitar

KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, 68847, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$743

Ibanez AFC125BKF Ibanez' new Contemerary series AFC125 hollow body guitar, is a modern take on the traditional Jazz Box. Featuring an innovative "floating pickup' design, maple body with spruce top, mother of pearl block inlays, bound ebony fretboard, and 3-piece mahogany / maple neck. The AFC125-BKF was created to meet the demands of players who are on the cutting edge of today's music.   Floating Pickup Design A new breakthrough design, the Magic Touch-Mini pickups are attached to a ... more

PBC Dave Bunker Guitar Rare Mid 90's Black Hollowbody Archtop

LAFAYETTE HILL, PENNSYLVANIA, 19444, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1700

For sale a PBC guitar from the mid 90's perfect for playing Blues, Jazz, or Rock with Hollowbody , Archtop . This guitar comes with a gig bag . A rosewood bridge with bell brass intonators 6 way adjusters. Some scratches on body , but very little use on frets. Sent out to D-Town Guitars to polish frets , adjust action , restring , and go over electronics . Everything is ready to go. This guitar was made in Coopersburg in the 90's , but Dave Bunker still makes guitars in Washington you can look ... more

Gretsch Model G100CE Synchromatic Archtop Single-Cutaway Electric Guitar

HARRISONVILLE, MISSOURI, 64701, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$749

Gretsch Model G100CE Synchromatic Archtop Single-Cutaway Electric Guitar Description We got this great guitar directly from Gretsch as a B stock demo item and when we took it out of the box to check it out we couldn't tell it from new. It looks new, plays new and comes in the box with the full factory warranty. Reminiscent of the early Synchromatic™ of the 1940s, the G100CE Synchromatic Cutaway acoustic-electric features an arched spruce top with parallel tone bar bracing, body binding, ... more

Ibanez AFC155 Contemporary Archtop Hollow Body Guitar

KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, 68847, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$999

For decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tone. By closely working with many legendary artists, Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the creation of the Contemporary Archtop series. Specifically designed to meet the demands of today's cutting edge players. Selected tone woods, outstanding craftsmanship, custom pickups and ... more

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Jazz Books


Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Jazz Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Stylistic Supplement Bk/online audio. Featuring in-depth lessons and 40 great jazz classics, the Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning jazz guitar. Songs include: 'Satin Doll', 'Take the A Train', 'Billie's Bounce', 'Impressions', 'Bluesette' and more.

Jazz Guitars


Jazz Guitar Lessons