The ES-175 has arrived. It was in a perfect condition and packing was also perfect. This ES-175 feels superb, even better than I expected - it will be great to play it. Thank you for your such a great service.
You will be happy to hear that the amp arrived with no damage whatsoever - the generous layers of bubble wrap and the pallet bottom really worked. The amp is superb. I am delighted with it - it oozes 60's cool and sounds great.
Jonathan M. Norway
Fender Deluxe Reverb
JGG are very happy to announce that we have just completed a new series of vintage guitar video demos. Once again we have collaborated with the excellent jazz/blues guitarist Jamie Holroyd and Factory Street Studios in Bradford, West Yorkshire to produce what we feel will be of great interest to our friends and customers.
All our demonstration videos are available to view on our dedicated YouTube channel and please do subscribe there to receive news of future videos and other vintage guitar news from Just Great Guitars.
Jamie and Factory Street have again done us proud with a great collection of videos, showcasing the kind of dream guitar tones that can be achieved with real vintage guitars and amps. No amp modelling here, this is the real deal.
Let us know what you think of our videos either on YouTube or on our Facebook page and if you have any requests for future video demos featuring either guitars or amps from our incredible stock, then just let us know and we’ll be happy to oblige.
Thanks, the JGG team.
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.