Mouradian

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  1. dc_jcm800

    dc_jcm800 Silver Supporting Member

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    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    he just quoted me a great price to swap out electronics on a 335. now i just gotta get it to him. he was very nice on the phone, friendly, and didnt sound like i was taking up his time.

    a lot of luthiers can be no-so-friendly, but jim seemed very personable.
     
  3. duckbunny

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    Is Jim still above Cambridge Music Center at Porter Sq.?





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  4. jackbart1960

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    I don't think he is but they do take in work for him I think. Peace.
     
  5. airjamie

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    Didnt he used to make really strange looking guitars with strange looking pickups? Looked like squidcasters.
     
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    Yeah they look like this:
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  7. dc_jcm800

    dc_jcm800 Silver Supporting Member

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    No, per attached Globe article, he and his son have a shop in Winchester now. Looks like they sell gear too.
     
  8. TommyMambo

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    Jim is the best, and an absolute gentleman. When he refretted my '65 strat (which had a broken tip off the bottom of the pickguard), he expertly grafted another pickguard tip on. I didn't even notice till I was at a gig!
     
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    Jon did some fretwork on my Jackson - great job! cleaned up my f'd up electronics... I'm just being lazy about dropping off my Anderson for a crown/polish.
     
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    I'm seriously considering a fret job, nut replacement, and pickup swap on my strat. I may have to take the drive and hit Jim up.
     
  11. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    Mouradian Guitar Co
    810 Main St
    Winchester, MA 01890
    ph: 781-756-4877
    info@mouradianguitar.com

    salt of the earth people. really.
     
  12. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    I really, really wanted one of these when I saw Squire play it on the 90125 tour and in the "It Can Happen" music video.

    Were they mass produced or did Jim make each one?
    Great design.
     
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    do they have anything to do with the mooradian company that makes the great instrument gigbags/cases? they are also in boston i believe..
     
  14. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    I thought of Chris as soon as I saw the thread title. I think the bassist from Extreme played one too.
     
  15. BostonGuitar

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    Can't say enough about the Mouradian family. Jim(dad) made a handful of my PRS guitars absolutely perfect, and Jon(son) took my 60 relic strat with razorblade fret edges that would go out of tune if you breathed on it and turned it into an easy to play stratomaster with a trem that holds tune like a floyd, no lie. GREAT luthiers! :dude
     
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    Tone Loco Silver Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure all they have in common is similar sounding last names and being in the music business :)

    Jim Mouradian plays bass with Ronnie Earl when he can too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0HdmGLF0zU
     
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    Just want to bump this up, I had a Tele set up by Mr. Mouradian last week and he did a FANTASTIC job. He also took a beaten down Guild D-40 of my brothers and fixed it up to a sweet sounding and playing guitar.

    Great service, great people and great work, at a fair price.

    Thanks Jim!
     
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    THey've done work for me and i won't hesitate to take more to them. Great guys and great service.
     
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    Jim and Jon have done great work on all my guitars for almost 25 years - setups to mods to partscaster assemblies - and always responsive to requests for follow-up tweaks. I also picked up a sweet G&L Bluesboy off their rack; they have a great used selection in there. And nothing against Porter Sq, but it's a heckuva lot easier to park now!
     

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