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Jesselli Guitars

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by triff3, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. triff3

    triff3 Member

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    Does anyone know of this Luthier. I just happened upon his site. These guitars
    are absolutely pieces of art. WOW!

    Take a look and let me know anything about him.

    http://www.jesselli-guitars.com/
     
  2. David Myka

    David Myka Gold Supporting Member

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    Neill Member

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    definitely a certain aesthetic quality common to both myka and jesselli.

    the jesselli's look beautiful btw. i cant see them being anyting else but effortless to play and tone-full in general.
     
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    David - how was the playability of that guitar? Was it as good as it looks, which is incredibly stunning? Please tell us your experiences with it - feel, tones, etc.
     
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    David Myka Gold Supporting Member

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    Ron,

    I can't comment on the plugged in tones as I didn't have the time before the show got too busy. But I did get a chance to strum it a bit unplugged. The guitar was extremely responsive and lightweight. You wouldn't think so with an ebony and walnut body but these are semi-hollow guitars, at least this one was. The craftsmanship is incredible as you can obviously see and that same detail is carried through to the setup and fretwork. I remember the radius being a bit on the flat side (which I like) and was nice and playable. The stepped fingerboard binding did not feel odd at all. It felt smooth and comfortable. I remember that the overall tone was focused and detailed. It had a nice high end shimmer to it that I liked. The low end was tight and articulate. The ebony in the body seemed to function like they do in necks with a strong fundamental response. It had a nice dark tone that I like from the walnut guitars I have built. The only thing that I didn't like was the sculpted volute, but I don't like volutes so go figure. But it was sculpted perfectly. The man is obsessive about every detail. I asked Joe how many hours he puts into these and just about died! I hope to make it to San Diego this summer and hopefully FGC will have another one on display.

    ~David
     
  7. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Theyre extremely expensive right? Extremely as in you couldn't buy one to play it expensive.
     
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    If you're the type that buys benedettos to play, then yes I'm sure you could. These guitars just dont strike me as the kind you take down to the bar for a gig though...the one on fgc is like 20k+
     
  9. Macaroni

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    If I was rich enough to afford one, I'd take it to an occasional gig under the right circumstances.

    Thanks for the update David.
     
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    Police escort??
     
  11. triff3

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    David Myka,
    I have to say that your guitar are as equally beautiful as any Jesselli guitar.
    I'm astounded at your designs and quality.
    Compared to Jesselli, your prices are a steal. Same quality and 1/4 the price.
    That deserves another WOW!!!
     
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    Goodness! 20K you say. I thought the 5-10k range was a stretch.
     
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    I would imagine that at $20K he would probably make more per hour nailing down floorboards.

    Damian.
     

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