GVCG ~ any current builders on par with them?

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  1. jw112

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    from what i've read and heard GVCG's attention to detail was second to none. are any of the current builders on par with them?

    edit- i guess i should of been more clear. i meant as far as fender style guitars
     
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    check out revelator guitar works.
    Send me your e-mail address and I can forward some pictures of my blackguard tele.
    Rick
     
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    oh hell yeah, lots of guys make great guitars. Alembic for one is the one company that will do almost anything for you and do it so precise that its just amazing. PRS private stock is so particular. also alot of builders like sadowsky and grosh and suhr do an amazing job.
     
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    i guess i should of been more clear. i meant as far as fender style guitars
     
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    chad underwood.
     
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    Are you asking about finishing/relicing/assembly? This is a partscaster I believe.
     
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    thats fine
     
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    Sent you a PM.
     
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    Look into Cleveland guitars...I've got one coming real soon! Attention to detail is second to none and they are built using whatever parts, woods, etc you want to use.
     
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    A new name to some would be Billy Rowe at RockNRollRelics.net
    Folks should definitely check him out. His thin finishes look alot like what we all like about the GVCGs.
    I own a couple things Billy made and I'm very happy with the wood and tone. His relic finish can be made to order, and he's fast and very good at communicating.

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    wow...I had a tele neck done by Billy and it was the best neck I've ever had...

    Chow,
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    The Master Builders at the Fender Custom Shop seem to do a pretty good job with relics too.;)
     
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    crapshoot. i just had an $8.000 list "55 mb strat that looked like someone glued sand paper to a 2X4 for fret leveling. the 6105s were around .028" high and totally squared off. lo fi. the colour was way off as well. i had a real "55 and it bore no resemblance to this.
    i had a john cruz "54 that was dope. also any mbs by michael stevens, gene baker or yasuhiko iwanade are usually exceptional. in fact , the idea for the telstar came from a mb that gene finished around 1998.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I have yet to find a Masterbuilt that didn't impress me and haven't seen or played any bad team builts either. I'm sure they are out there though given the high volume of production relative to the true small custom builders. That being said, if I was looking for a Fender style relic I'd still buy one from Fender. If I wanted something that was cutting edge, I'd go with an independent custom luthier.
     
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    i haven't been digging the fender CS masterbuild stuff much.

    whats chad underwood contact info? cant find a site...

    most of the revelator stuff looks amazing.

    i'm familiar with danocaster, rocketfire, and k-line, and nash.

    i guess my question (without disrespecting the others) who's the next GVCG?
     
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    IMHO, Jonathan set the bar really, really high. Every GVCG I've seen or played has been exceptional: GVCG image library

    You could do worse than simply waiting for a used GVCG to show up. In this economy you can likely get a great deal.
     

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