ALAN: I’d really like a good acoustic but I can’t afford one. I do borrow guitars from time to time. This Gibson ES175 here belongs to a friend. It seems to be the thing that if you play jazz you have to own a 175. Personally I find the scale a little too short: most jazz players make them sound like rubber bands anyway. I have a Gordon Smith, a lovely guitar, but again I found the scale a little too short, Fender has the extra length that I prefer.