Thank you very much for the prompt shipping. The guitar arrived just the next day, much faster than I expected and well packed and without any damages. The overall condition is super great for the age and it seems to be all original....case in good condition included, so it is a fair deal for the money! Since the first day, I loved the tone, playability and sound of this guitar, it is in very good condition and very convenient to play! I love the tone! So this guitar and me became friends and I am very happy with it.
Nabil A., Berlin
Gibson ES-125 TC
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Simon. Dublin, Eire
Gibson ES-175 1954
One of the joys of working with vintage guitars (and talking with JGG customers) is that you often discover some great guitar players and recordings.
One such recording is an album called ‘Overtime’ by trombonist Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass from 1994. This album features the guitar playing talents of Ed Bickert, who turns in a stellar performance throughout the recording.
Ed Bickert who has for years favoured a worn blond Fender Telecaster as his instrument of choice is a Canadian jazz guitarist par excellence, who has had a long career working with artists such as Paul Desmond, Don Thompson and of course Rob McConnell.
Bickert’s style is highly refined with a very carefully developed harmonic sense. His accompaniment skills are legendary, which probably explains why he was also a well known studio guitar player in Canada for many years.
On ‘Overtime’ there are many wonderful musical moments, but one track really stood out for us – ‘Alone Together’. This famous jazz standard has been recorded by a number of well known jazz guitarists, but it is the combination of Bickert’s guitar and McConnell’s trombone that is particularly noteworthy here.
There have been many famous instrumental pairings in jazz which have featured guitar and on this recording you can hear just how effective Bickert’s Telecaster is alongside the warm, rich tone of the trombone.
Check out the excerpt clip below to hear the real magic created by these two musicians, playing at the top of their game. What’s your favourite instrumental pairing with guitar?..let us know.
We know our customers love vintage Gibson guitars and earlier this year we told you about an exciting new partnership between JGG and Factory Street Studios (Bradford, UK) for the production of vintage guitar video demonstrations.
We are therefore very happy to announce that we have just completed another round of video demos and once again we have employed the amazing guitar skills of UK jazz guitarist Jamie Holroyd. We got Jamie to work with some of our finest vintage Gibson guitars and especially our stunning collection of ES-175s.
This time we also asked Jamie to feature some of our excellent vintage Fender amplifiers alongside the guitars and we think you’ll agree that the combination has produced some fabulous results! There’s really nothing quite like plugging a great vintage Gibson guitar into a small Fender tube amp combo. All those rich vintage tones just explode from the speakers and it’s all topped off with some real spring reverb giving you vintage guitar tone heaven. Here’s a couple of sample video clips for you.
Btw – If you haven’t already, please do visit our dedicated JGG video channel on YouTube and subscribe to keep up to date with all our new videos as they are posted. You will be seeing a lot more of Jamie and our guitars in the coming months.