Jazz guitar

Jazz instrument and associated playing style

A jazz guitar is a type of electric guitar. It is a type of guitar used in the various genres which are commonly called "jazz". The jazz-type guitar was born as a result of using electric amplification to increase the volume of conventional acoustic guitars. When guitarists in big bands only had acoustic guitars, all they could do was play chords; they could not play solos because the acoustic guitar is not a loud instrument.

Hollowbody electric guitars often are used in Jazz; the Gibson ES-175 is a good example.