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  • jaquecroissant jaquecroissant May 2, 2011 5:21 PM Flag

    OT: Frenchy - music

    My problem is deciding which direction to go lol. I love gypsy jazz but I'm leaning in the direction of traditional fat archtop with flatwounds ala Herb Ellis, Wes Montgomery, etc. style.

    Of course as you know, the standards translate to any guitar pretty well anyway.

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    • The gyspy jazz thing is very particular and the guitars have a very unique sound... I am pretty sure you can do Django on an archtop more easily than you can do Wes on a Selmer. LOL

      However, I think Robert Johnson would translate exceptionally well to a Selmer... as would the much of ragtime and into the 40s jazz. Old-school, but cool!

      Ill probably buy an archtop someday... before a selmer. I have a Martin for unplugged Clapton style... it sounds awesome and plays great with new strings, but 2 days later... blah. My Tele is an old war-horse but can cover a lot of ground. My Schecter is really best for noise/distortion/dive-bombs and squeals. It will do blues, but jazz is not its forte.

      I am more of a blues/rock player moving towards jazzy, but I get a lot of inspiration from the gypsy jazz stuff -- amazing arpeggios, a lot of diminished chords, minors, 6/7/9... its really a very jazzy blues with harmonic minors, some latin feeling... and ripping riffs. Django Lives!

 
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