S-Style Vintage Replicas

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  1. m4tt

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    Who else makes custom (customer pref.) vintage S-Style replicas, besides Nash, and do not have an incredible wait time.

    I'd prefer not to spend an arm-and-a-leg.
     
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    my buddy Slowburn has a Don Grosh S-style (not an exact replica) that kills, if you're not interested in a dead-on replica, I'd recommend Grosh.
     
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    anyone else? maybe something in canada? :crazy
     
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    Haar guitars are in Europe, but fit your description.
     
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    I know a guy with an Ultimate Senn Strat. They definitely DO NOT SUCK. Callaham makes decent ones as well.

    jb
     
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    those jeffsennguitars look great! anyone else have experience with them as far as playability and sound?
     
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    As the thread starter specified a relatively short wait time, Callaham's current 2.5-3+ year wait times might exclude them (great guitars, though!)
    :)

    If you're truly looking for vintage S-style tones and your own specs, I'd second the mention of Grosh. The reviews consistenly rank Grosh as a maker that captures vintage tones very well. All Grosh necks have incredible fret jobs/dressing and fingerboard "Vintageizing" (their term), that gives the neck "worn in and played" feel. Also, I know that Grosh has been open to custom neck profiles. My RC has a 1" custom neck profile.


    Last, I'd speak to Bill Chapin to see if he's still making his "Stratahoula".
    (search for threads here on TGP)
    http://www.chapinguitars.com
     
  9. J Purcell

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    K-Line Guitars make a pretty good relic replica similar to a Nash but cheaper.
    The wait time for mine was only around 3 1/2-4 weeks.
     
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    That senn is beautiful. What was the wait time? ...care to enlighten me how much (roughly) it set you back?
     
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    Definately intrigued by K-Line, however, I haven't really read enough about them to feel comfortable about their work.

    Wanna elaborate on yours?
     
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    His base model is something like $1950 (I think) That includes some relicing, awesome pickups, hand built guitar (not assembled from pre-made parts, not that there's anything wrong with that:p ) A killer, very thin nitro finish, bone nut, fantastic fretwork. Fit and finish as good as any mentioned, all built based on what you're looking for in that particular guitar.
    I was given a 4 month target time for my Strat. Should be here in one month.:D
     
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    damn, you're killing me. :drool
     
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    At the price he is charging it seems to be worth the chance given how good the pics look. He is using top quality parts and finish materials. If he gets even a little bit popular there is no way he can keep the prices where they are.
     
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    Any other pics of that board wear? The part that shows here looks one of the better jobs I have seen.
     
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    mmm.... grosh.... the vintageizing ... mmm.... like little perfectly rounded sausages...

    [​IMG]

    but seriously, I'd buy a grosh, no question, especially for vintage strat styles...
     
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    thanks for the link I was not familiar with his work...
     
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    Man I love that guitar!
    5 month wait but I gotta have one.
     

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