To be accurate, I'm a jazz "hobbyist" in that though I've played guitar since 1965, I used to read and have much more theory under my fingers when I was a teenager. So, I'm wading back in, but need to get back into sight-reading and theory. I've downloaded a few lead sheets but also put together melodies, fills, and the like by ear. Here's what I've been using mostly of late, since they're both in the corner of the bedroom my wife has graciously allowed me to stack with musical stuff: I made the body of "Mai Tai" from leftover Northern Ash from another guitar project. I'll be touching up the finish come spring. Those are GuitarHeads P90 style pickups. The neck is a cheap "Harmonia" from Ebay. Wilkinson tuners. The amp is a late 1980s Fender Studio 85 I bought new from Ace Music on Santa Monica Blvd. I swapped in bit of an enhancement: The D120F was a very reasonably-priced purchase from Jammin' Jersey (they had a lot of old high-quality speakers the last time I checked their site). Reconed by L. A. Speaker Service. It's a very efficient and warm speaker.