Jazz artists using Classical guitars...

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  1. Turbo Gerbil

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    which jazz recording artists use classical guitars for Jazz? I think a nylon stringer can have a great sound for jazz.

    McLaughlin and Di Meola, obviously. Who else?



     
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    Jazz on a nylon string is a sweet thing. There's something about nylon string tone that gets in your heart and won't ever leave. Just beautiful.
     
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    maybe I need to say using nylong string as their main instrument. Tons of people have used them off and on.
     
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    Joe Pass used nylon string for quite a while, during the Virtuoso albums period perhaps?

    Earl Klugh only plays nylon string guitars too.
     
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    ralph towner, lionel loueke, romero lubambo and nelson veras
     
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    Sylvain Luc on one of those Godin thinline nylonstrings. One of the most impressive display of chops I've had the fortune to see live
     
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    Just because it has nylon strings that doesn't mean it's a classical guitar.
     
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    incredible and beautiful , thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I was just going to mention Earl Klugh.
    What a nice guy...
     
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    Huge Mclaughlin fan of that period of his. I think he made his best music then.

    I want to add that I feel this kind of ensemble (fretless bass, exotic percussions and nylong-string guitar) is in the same class as a string quartet. It's an exquisite sound. I'd like to do something like that in my life.
     
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