Onion, no, I am not "local" to you, but I have friends in the area. Is it a crime to join a forum in a different area from the one you live in?
I really don't care what you think of my knowledge or abilities. I know what I am doing, I know guitars, and regardless of Jennifer's copy and paste, Telecasters are never a first choice for any jazz guitarist. Jazz musicians usually use hollowbodies such as my Guild, or a Gibson ES 175. Sometimes you will see them playing an ES335, but those guitars are actually more suited to blues. The deeper bodied guitars will usually give a much mellower tone that is perfect for jazz. And humbuckers are a MUST. Single coils sound way too bright and tinny.
And while jazz is my first love, I also play classical. My classical guitar is an old beat up Aria from the 1970's. It is certainly not a high dollar guitar, but it has a cedar top and a warm, beautiful tone. It can't match a Hirade, but it cost about a thousand dollars less, and for the amount of classical I play on stage now, it suits me just fine.
When I am playing bluegrass, I play a Morgan Monroe Bean Blossom. It is a dreadnaught with pre-war Martin bracing, very loud an bassy.
I own several Ovations, including four Adamas'. Those are the ones with the carbon fiber top. Those are great all-round guitars that work with any type of music.
Other great guitars I have owned are: a 1968 Les Paul Custom, which I ended up trading for a 1968 Gibson Heratige. I also owned a Gibson B25 which was made in the 1980's, during one of Gibsons "bad periods". It wasn't a great guitar, but I got it for a REALLY good price. I ended up giving that one to a kid who needed a guitar.
I had a sweet little Gibson classical that I gave to a friend. Gibson was never famous for their classicals, but it did have a sweet tone, and the guy I gave it to uses it for anything he does in drop D, because as you (ought to) know, when you start tuning classical strings up and down a lot, they break.
Let's see...I used to own a Martin D18, and then a Martin HD28 (lost that one in a fire.) I had a Guild D18 too, and THAT was a blues guitar.
I have owned assorted other guitars, from Sigma to Epiphone to BC Rich. Believe it or not, My NJ Warlock can be set to sound so smooth, it is a jazz guitar in disguise.
If you REALLY know anything about music and guitars, we should be enjoying conversation about them, rather than these troll-like "Oh YEAHS".
So tell me, what kinds of guitars do YOU have? What kind of music do you play? How long have you been playing? Do you sing? Write? Fingerpick or flatpick? Heck, what is your favorite chord? Mine is A major 13. To me, that chord sounds like life - sweet and beautiful with just a TINY hint of dissonance from the 13. How about you?