Philip C. Palen

Hi Nelson, WELL – I am blown away by this guitar!  I was late to work this morning because I finally got it out of the box for the first time Sunday evening, and didn´t get to bed until 2AM! I wanted to tell you that – forgetting for a quick moment that this is […]

Have strings shipped directly to your door from the new GNJ String Store!

Guitars ‘n Jazz offers a large selection of guitar strings available for online purchasing!  We carry strings by many manufactures including La Bella, Newtone and Thomastik.

Exclusive distributor for Palen Archtops!

Guitars ‘n Jazz is proud to be the exclusive dealer for Palen Archtops! PALEN ARCHTOPS are among the finest archtop guitars ever built. The Palen Archtop is an “X” braced traditional instrument, descendent from the D’Aquisto school of instruments- very light and acoustic. It features a hand carved and graduated top and back, slightly thicker […]

Largest selection of Eastman guitars anywhere!

We carry the largest in-stock selection of Eastman Carved Archtop Guitars anywhere, including top performing Guitars ‘n Jazz exclusives such as the Eastman Custom Jazz 16 & 17 Elite.

Instrument setup and repairs now available!

Guitars ‘n Jazz now Services and repairs all instruments that we sell and rent in our own workshop with skilled technicians at very reasonable rates. All repairs, setups, re-frets, stringing fully guaranteed!!! Technicians are available 3 days each week, so much of the work can be done in less than a week, and in some […]

Welcome to the new Guitars ‘n Jazz Website!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new Guitars ‘n Jazz website.  The old site was completely redesigned form the ground up with all new content.  Throughout the site you will find a huge assortment of pictures, videos, and even sound clips.  The site will keep evolving as more and more content is added.. If you […]

Justin Perdue – Eastman Jazz 16

Lou- Just an note that a year or so later, that Eastman JAZZ 16 is still a joy to play! Finally got a video with some halfway decent audio – thought you might enjoy: As you’ll see, find myself standing while playing lately – thinking of having added a strap button near the heel […]

Akira M. Eastman

Hello,  Lou. My two Eastman’s guitars finally arrived today (December 2nd).  As a matter of fact, they arrived in Japan on November 19, but the custom office commanded me to make a procedure to import them.  It took about two weeks to receive them…What a shame!  They are very light and beautiful,and also sound great […]

Joe P. Showroom

Hi Lou, I played the El Rey and it´s like butter. It never played so well. The action, intonation, all of it great. Please pass along my thanks to Mark for his work. Last Saturday in the showroom, while you were on the phone I played your Bennedetto Guild  Artist Award, unplugged. I thought it […]

Pete S. Palen

Well I wanted to go over and see Lou one more time thinking the guitars would be finished end of the month. But off course he always has other reasons to go over there. Some nice palens to play and other gorgeous things. When lo and behold there it was a black Palen. It is […]

John M. Engel Custom P90

Hey Lou; WOW!!!! Really nice guitar. The sound is amazing…great set-up too. No need to adjust at all for me which is rare to find in a new guitar. A little too soon to tell yet but this could easily become my fave. Sounds amazing through my DR Z MAZ 18. Thanks

Nick W. Eastman El Rey 1

Lou, The guitar arrived safely and expertly packaged last night.  I worked late but was able to play for awhile acoustically and was impressed with the ft and finish as well as the action.  I have not played an El Rey before and found the neck to very comfortable.  This weekend I’ll get to plug […]

Jim K. Peerless Monarch

Hi Lou! Got the guitar today at about 3:45 PM.  Have been playing it, and I’m completely satisfied.  It’s all you said it would be. Thanks for all of your help.  I have some friends in Nutley, NJ and I get to see them once in a while.  Next time, I’ll stop in and  say […]

Sylvain C. Palen

Hello both of you, Since yesterday I am fortunate to have in my possession my second Palen “The little sister”.  After much concern due to complications with UPS.  And once again I am totally satisfied. It is simply extraordinary, both in the sound than construction.  Nelson is truly a master luthier.  The guitar is simply […]