I can’t comment since my jazz guitar is a Heritage 535, which semi-hollow. However, fellow jazz guitar friends of mine with traditional arch tops seem to favor P-90s.So, I had a NGD a few weeks ago:
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I can't leave well enough alone, and I love trying out new pick-up brands and models. I've already got a couple of modded jazz boxes: an Epiphone Emperor with a Lollar humbucker-sized P-90 in the neck position and a humbucker-sized P-90 in the bridge; an Eastman 503CE with a Fralin Pure PAF in the neck; and an Epiphone De Luxe with a Lollar Johnny Smith in the neck.
I'm wanting to try something new for this Ibanez, but I want to be able to get traditional jazz tones out of it. Fralin Pure PAFs would make the most sense, but, like I said, I like to try out new things. I've seen a few old school jazz boxes with P-90s in them, but I think that it's fair to say that they're not ubiquitous.
Any of you jazz tinkerers out there prefer a P-90? Any of you particularly dislike that choice? Why?
Yes. The only mod was the frequensator tailpiece. I am not sure if it changed anything but I like the way it looks. The pickup was made by a guy in California who does outstanding work.Is that a modded De Luxe reissue, or is that an original? Beautiful, either way. Here's my modded reissue:
But on the average …are they slightly pricier than the right handed ones. ? I have only seen them occasionally on guitar shop walls. And only had one in my hands during my whole time of playing … once . I see them on eBay and reverb. I was just curious.Not as uncommon as some other models. For example, when this one came up for sale on the 'Bay, there was another one available on Reverb. So, they're around.
Peer pressure??Wannabe peer pressure status that demands a Fender Custom shop over a Squier Bullet is not a list consideration, it's a disease.
Sorry, I don't follow you on this, please clarify.
We're not in high school. If a person chooses to have a Custom shop guitar in lieu of a Squire bullet, it's a matter of freedom of choice.
Are you saying that purchasing something of quality is a disease?
If I drive a porsche, is it a disease?
You miss my point entirely, I shall hope to clarify.
Some are still in a high school state of mind long after any schooling is over.
There are too many unfortunate folks who will classify guitar acquisition in some manner of status choice and not necessarily based on functional value.
IOW, given the fact that a $150 Offshore Squier Bullet Tele can be a viable instrument for stage and studio, the wannabe will always bend to public keyboard guitar guru pressure and consider that guitar inferior to a USA Custom Shop $3500 Tele. That preferential thinking is inferior and has no place in an objectively prioritized list of valued guitar properties. It's not solely about the price tag.