Archives for March 2012

Nelson Palen at the LI Jazz Archtop Show

GUITAR LUTHIER NELSON PALEN at the 2001 Long Island Jazz Archtop Show with a newly made Palen Archtop distributed exclusively by Guitars ‘n Jazz.

Russell Malone stopped by the showroom

    Russell Malone stopped in to have some work done on his Super 400 and played some great tunes for us at our showroom!

Guitar Care

Hand Carved Archtops are Solid wood guitars are made carved solid wood that are directly affected by humidity and temperature. Humidity is the amount of water vapor or moisture in the air. Temperature affects the amount of moisture that air can hold. Both of these factors affect wood because it is naturally “hygroscopic”. This means […]


Fret Dressing

Guitars ‘n Jazz technicians can expertly re-fret your archtop and acoustic guitar when necessary. You will be amazed how well your guitar can play with a new fret dressing and leveling (only if necessary). We can help you determine the correct fret wire choices – small, medium or jumbo profiles, soft medium or hard density, […]

Guitar Set Up

Guitars ‘n Jazz can restring and setup your guitars quickly and accurately. From the time you restring your guitar you will notice the following: the strings will be stretching out of tune and the tone of the strings will be very bright. However, as the strings settle the tone will even out and the tuning […]


The skillfully trained Technicians at Guitars ‘n Jazz are very experienced in repairing all the fret, bridge, nut, tuning, intonation, and other problems listed below. Fret Problems: Strings are rattling on the frets Notes are choking when bending strings Strings are slipping of the edge of the fingerboard Fret edges are sharp and cutting into […]

Do you accept trades?

We accept many trades towards purchase of a guitar. Some of our nicest guitars were taken as trades towards more expensive guitars. Occasionally we must take in trades that normally don’t meet our standards. These will de designated as “taken in trade”, and be specially priced. Click here to fill out form with a description […]

Networking & Sales Leads

Guitars n’ Jazz specializes in new & vintage archtop guitars. We can quickly find a buyer for your guitar, or purchase it outright for a quick, hassle-free cash sale, or accept it as a trade towards your purchase. Guitars n’ Jazz advertises in the most known music publications. Our gbase website inventory gets over 100,000 […]

Do you sell on consignment?

Consignment is the way to get the highest return on your instrument. Ask about our “Buyout Guarantee” in the rare event that we are not able to sell your guitar. Guitars ‘n Jazz has one of the lowest consignment fees in the industry. Consignment sellers receive up to a full 80% of net consignment proceeds. […]

How do you handle shipping?

The customer pays all shipping, insurance, and bank charges including all charges for returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer. The original packaging and box must be saved. Shipping will be via UPS or Federal Express unless other arrangements are made. The most cost-efficient air delivery in the continental US is […]

Satisfaction Guarantee

I would never purchase a guitar without first playing it, and I offer “hands on” approval always! I try to represent all the instruments as accurately as I can. Some things like “sound & feel” are quite subjective. If you are not satisfied for any reason you will be issued a full refund less actual […]

Which forms of payment do you accept?

To order an instrument, first CALL or FAX to confirm that the instrument is still available. Within the US we accept money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, Mastercard, or Visa Amex, and Discover. Outside the US, please send US dollars on a US bank or bank transfer. Payment must include the purchase price plus shipping […]

Layaways / Deferred Payments

A 20% deposit may be accepted to reserve any instrument for up to 120 days. 50% of the deposit is refundable if a layaway item is cancelled. Layaway orders are shipped on receipt of balance due. Please contact us for more information. [TOP]

Placing An Instrument On Hold

The best way to place an instrument on hold immediately is by phoning, faxing or emailing a valid VISA or MC number. Your card will be charged when the parcel is ready to ship. If paying by check or money order, we’ll extend a courtesy hold while your payment is in transit. Hold time is […]

Viewing an Instrument In Person

If you are within driving distance of New York City, please call for an appointment to preview an instrument in person. We are located in NJ thirty minutes from NYC. [TOP]