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Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by mooch, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. mooch

    mooch Member

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    I dont post here much but lurk every day. I am about to take delivery of my new strat. It was built by jack gretz at magdon music. I cant wait. I also have another guitar from him which should be done soon. I will let you know what it is like once I get it. here is a link to some pics.
    http://www.mucciolo.org/page4.html
     
  2. Dan Desy

    Dan Desy Supporting Member

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    Wow, that's nice, Mooch!
    What are the detailed specs?

    I like that single tone control too :)
     
  3. cycler

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    Does anyone know if Jack also builds T style guitars?
     
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    I also love the single tone control:dude .What PU's are in it?
     
  5. mooch

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    thanks everyone.
    Jack will build you a tele, and pretty much any other type you want. I know he is building a hollowbody for someone now. and you wont find a nicer guy to build it for you. as far as the specs I will have to let you know. I am ashamed to say I forgot a lot of them, I know the neck is sort of a '61 shape/size. The pickups I am not sure of. I told jack i wanted a mellow vintage sound, not a very bright one. Once I get it I will let you know. The frets are large and stainless steel. I cant wait to get it.

    joe
     
  6. mischultz

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    That neck is gorgeous, and there's always something fun about what the player can see that no one else can - a hidden treat for your eyes only.

    I just finished (took delivery from myself, in a sense) my Strat and am loving it. There's something exceedingly fine about having an instrument built with your 'feel' in mind, both in terms of tone and physiology. Below is the gratuitous piggy-back photo:

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    Best,

    Michael
     
  7. MikeP

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    That is very nice work! Congrats!
    Does Jack build these from parts or does he make everything himself?
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  8. Jack Gretz

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    Everything is made from scratch. I do not use parts and assemble guitars.
     
  9. mooch

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    He builds everything himself, body, neck, I know he even winds pickups sometimes. It doesnt get anymore handmade than this.
     
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    I would assume a man with his skills could build just about anything.
     
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    Absolutely love the neck!

    Joe:)
     
  12. cycler

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    Mooch, now that you have had your strat for awhile care to give an update on it...how does it play, sound, etc.?
     
  13. SteveK

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    Mooch,
    I was at Magdon's yesterday, and Jack says, "you gotta check this out." I said "you're the devil" and he says, "you can't buy it". So I figure it's safe to take a look, and lo and behold, it's your Strat. The pics do NOT do this guitar justice!!! The neck is wonderful, fit and finish are flawless. It's #44 from Jack, my rosewood necked, koa topped guitar is #43. Anybody interested in a real handmade from scratch guitar, that will exceed their expectations, needs to get their order in...he's getting to be a pretty busy luthier in his own right. He will build to spec any body shape you come up with and he also has a pretty sexy original carved top that's available also. Mooch....you are gonna LOVE that guitar!!!!:dude :D
     
  14. Reeek

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    That's a beautiful guitar! How are truss rod adjustments made on that guitar?
     
  15. SteveK

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    IIRC,the truss rod is accessed at the headstock, like an American Strat.
     
  16. GeetarGoul

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    Won't Fender be knockin' on his door for the headstock?
     
  17. mooch

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    steve,
    I am so jealous that you got to play my guitar. i cant wait, I should have it this week. I actually have another guitar jack is building that I think he is just starting to spray. should have it in a couple of months. I cant wait to get the strat though.
     

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