Jesselli Guitars

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by thesedaze, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. thesedaze

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    WOW!!!

    the 1925 model is probably the most beautiful guitar i've ever seen!

    there's no pricing info on the sie, but i'd bet they're very, VERY expensive.
     
  3. thesedaze

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    supposedly this guy doesn't make more than a handful a year, if that...I think he prices them in the 10-20,000 range.
     
  4. mikef1331

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    Wow. Those are some crazy looking guitars, crazy in a good way.
     
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    I remember one from a guitar mag article back in the late '80s/early '90s he made for Keith Richards (kind of a 335 looking thing) - Keith said he was too afraid to play it, so he just hung it on the wall...
     
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    Wow, there's some amazing work and tasteful design there. I especially liked the Moderaire model. Makes me want to build something new ASAP, VERY inspiring.

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    I`ve purchased some wood for my next 2 guitars, but looking at these pictures I feel a bit inadequate.

    ,Damian.

    P.S. John, I looked at your site. You`re not too shabby a guitar maker youself!:)
     
  8. Glowing Tubes

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    Beautiful workmanship, however they look a little like furniture to me. :(
     
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    Man, it's been a while since I've seen something new that really impresses me. There's some awesome detail work in there.
     
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    I love the art deco-ish look of the tailpiece, knobs, and pup mounting rings. Very, very nice work indeed.
     
  11. thesedaze

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    the guy makes a hard piece of wood look like silk drapes...it's amazing
     
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    That 2nd one clearly looks "super-vintage" - meaning, Old World. 16th/17th century Venecian, or thereabouts. Nicely done. Very impressive.
     
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    I saw some in person, they are truely pieces of art!
     
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    As soon as I read the title of this thread I remembered that guitar from one of Guitar World's centerfolds. It was not as ornate as these but beautiful none the less. I remeber the article made mention of Keith's support of the small company luthiers.
     
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    If Jerry Garcia were alive today...
     
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    Joe used to do some great fret work as well as setups, many many years ago, I don;t know if he still does that. When I first started playing in the last 70's he had a space not too far from me and I got to see a whole lot of his work in person. I was way too young to appreciate it then. The guitars he builds are works of art.
     
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    rgsss14 Gold Supporting Member

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    I wanted to revitalize this thread for a couple of reasons: One to point out that my pulse goes up every time I see a pic of one of these guitars; Two - to get more pics and maybe have the starter of the thread update the pics - they aren't there anymore.

    thanks!
     
  19. RvChevron

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    let's see if I can help.

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    Notice the lever switch, you don't see the mounting screws from the top, really nice touch!!!

    I want one or two or three of these babies real bad!!!!!:drool:RoCkIn


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    That guitar is a work of art.
     

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