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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:54 am 

Built in America by... Grover Jackson.

Yes, actual Grover Jackson. That one. Fucking look at them. I NEED THIS.

http://gj2guitars.com/products-2/the-2014-concorde/


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:23 pm 

Awful looking. Horrible inlays, train wreck of a headstock. Same with the strats he's making. His stuff is popping up on the used market fairly often, the strats sell for around 800 - 1000euro new. You'd get a used RR1 for that price on ebay if you're paitent. If you can find an ebay seller who is willing to work with you on the price.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:25 pm 

I actually really, really like them.

Stupid amount of money to pay for an instrument just becuase someone's name is attached to it, but the temptation of owning a guitar built by the guy that (for me) started the whole shooting match, is really something :lol:

speaking of an RR1... FUCK

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-JACKSON- ... 412wt_1132


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:36 pm 

He's not building them on his own, good few guys working for him. It seems to be taking off for him which is good. Good to see him back building again. There's a factory tour on youtube, you'll see its a decent size operation already. With regard to Jackson, still a good few guys from Jacksons formative years working there, Mike Shannon and Pat McGarry are still working at Jackson / Charvel.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:40 pm 

Not feeling any of them at all. The shapes are just all wrong for my eyes. I'm sure they are built to a great standard but I wouldn't be getting too excited about them.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:43 pm 

Aye, for my 40th I'm gonna get myself a Shannon masterbuilt V.

Look at some of these like. Woks of art every last one.

https://www.kandashokai.co.jp/flos/jack ... mshop.html


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:10 pm 

I ordered a masterbuilt Death Angel in 2009 and got it in 2011. Sold it after a few years to pick up a couple of V's. Will be ordering a KV soon, it's about a 700 dollar deposit and a 2 year wait, plenty of time to get the money together and they're well worth the extra few quid in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:12 pm 

Leather Mike wrote:
Aye, for my 40th I'm gonna get myself a Shannon masterbuilt V.

Look at some of these like. Woks of art every last one.

https://www.kandashokai.co.jp/flos/jack ... mshop.html


I've seen that seller on ebay, the prices are very inflated. A masterbuilt guita should run you between 3000 - 3500euro maybe less depending on your specs.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:15 pm 

nothing too out the ordinary for me- twin 81's and an OFR.

If it isn't rip-the-piss expensive to have it done in red flame maple i'd go for that too


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:19 pm 

You could get that ''custom select'' you wouldn't need it masterbuilt so it would probably come in under 3000euro if you're keeping everything else the same / neck / inlays / body wood etc...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:03 pm 

Those GJ2 guitars look awful. The bodies look as if they were meant to be normal rhodes shapes but that they were cut wrong.
That early 90s RR1 is lovely though.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:43 pm 

I'd go along with the consensus, while I'm sure they're lovely to play, they look awful - a real shame given how fantastic the original run of guitars bearing his name were.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:21 pm 

Add one more to the camp that think they look awful. The headstock in particular. It's not that bad looking until you get there and then the whole thing falls apart.

Looking at the rest of the guitars up on that site, he has a thing for ugly headstocks.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07 pm 

actually think that the body shape/headstock works really well on the concorde models, what doesn't work is the inlays, silver FR/hardware and truly awful looking control knobs.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:45 am 

They look cheap - like an Agile V or something. I'm entirely certain they're not cheap either.


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