for under $500... I understand jazz can be played on "anything", right now I have 2 ibanez rg's and they are just about as far away from a jazz guitar as you can get. I was thinking about picking up an inexpensive semi-hollow 335-type guitar, like a washburn hb-35, hohner hs-35, or a used ibanez artstar. another option would be going for a full hollow, like an aria fa-71, or the agile cool cat. Then of course I could get something like a tele and put on some flatwounds. What do you think?