No inlay jazz guitar

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  1. Integralist

    Integralist Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking around online for jazz guitars with no inlays (just plain wood fretboard).

    Does anyone know any specific brands that do this? Finding it difficult to locate somewhere I can get one.

    Thanks
     
  2. mwhy

    mwhy Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the Forum!

    Budget? (Sure, Benedettos and Buscarinos are awesome, and pricey!)

    Many (most?) new, non-gibson jazz guitars have plain fretboards -- there are too many builders to list who do this, so your budget would help.
     
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    There's lots out there. Any builder would gladly make you one from scratch, if you have the scratch. There should be some good used ones out there too.
     
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  5. Killed_by_Death

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    Jazz sounds pretty great on this:

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    Richard Heeres made this for me
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  7. mwhy

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    I'm pretty sure the bucket o' chicken is essential for a true jazz sound ..
     
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  8. Killed_by_Death

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    When I put on the bucket, I don't use that guitar:

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    The Gibson Pat Martino signature doesn't have fret inlays.
     
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    Isn't that George Benson's first guitar? If I am not mistaken, he played a lot of octaves on it, while learning to play like Wes Montgomery.
     
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    Lace Sensor? Also, is that a retractable soundport?
     
  12. sg~guy

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    -no inlays-

    -I won't buy a guitar with inlays-

    -or an amp I can't put KT88's in-

    -that is a beautiful guitar!-






    QUOTE="Killed_by_Death, post: 21784612, member: 173156"]When I put on the bucket, I don't use that guitar:

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  14. Bluedawg

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    If shopping on a budget I've always had a thing for the Peerless Manhattan

    http://guitarsnjazz.com/product/peerless-manhattan/

    http://guitarsnjazz.com/products/archtop-guitars/peerless/

    The Martin Taylor signature is also sans inlay


    Eastman also has a few guitars without inlays, they are not cheap, but more affordable than Heritage and more expensive brands

    http://www.eastmanguitars.com/archtops/


    If you budget is on the higher side then Heritage, Campellone, and many other smaller builders will make your guitar to order.

    http://mcampellone.com/

    Hang out at http://jazzguitar.be if you're interested in jazz guitar playing and equipment

    Here is an 18 inch wide Campellone I picked up used last fall. No inlays and rosewood fingerboard and appointments

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    This guitar is really becoming one of my favorites.


    Of course this all assumes you're not playing jazz on a Tele or other solid body .... then there are even more options

    :banana
     
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    wilblee Hack sans shame Gold Supporting Member

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    My Martin CF-1 didn't have inlays. If you can find one used they're great guitars. I got rid of mine because, as it turns out, I don't play jazz. That's how good that guitar was. I had to have it even though I don't play jazz.

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    Wow, that is a Martin?
     
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    Love Campellone! Really really do. Sometimes I miss being on the east coast too.
     
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