Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by CDaughtry, Oct 2, 2006.
Ok boys....let's get as many Bluesmasters as we can in one thread. I'll start us off......
...dang, it ain't here yet!
All I have to add to this thread is, I want one. Or two or three.
When does one's thread become "official"? When he has at least two of something and loves to flaunt them?
You are correct sir! I'm waiting on my fellow flaunter Matte to jump in too.....although he makes my JG collection look like a mere mortal's!
Sorry to interrupt briefly.... but curious as to how to officially check out cost and wait time on these? I've mailed JG guitars (email@example.com, being outside of the U.S.) a few times this year, never received a response.
I believe the current cost is $8500 US and the wait time could be as long as 2 years or more...
Maybe if it's "OFFICIAL" it won't end up being nuked...
Yeah, but does Matte actually KEEP any of his guitars...?
Kind request for a detailed comment on the guitar's tone.... this is probably posted elsewhere but if you could repeat it here that would be great. Thanks!
These guitars have, by far, the closest tone to a real Les Paul sunburst(from the 50's). They have all the desirable tonal features of a burst....the double tones, the hollow growl, the complexity of notes....all of those superlatives, which, when I see myself using them.....I get embarassed!
Forgot the note bloom...
i have kept ALL of my jos.
Okay ......before I show my JG, tell me something.....how many Bluesmasters has Johan made. And......what does the serial number reflect? Is it consecutive guitars or year or what?
Now.....Let me just say this. Of paramount importance to me is how great this guitar sounds. It is THE best sounding guitar of this nature I have ever heard. Playability is also right up there. It is a dream to caress.
Myself and a few friends recently had a little LP/JG shootout. There were many types of LP's there. 50's,Historics,Non-Gibson replica's(well known builder's) and hands down this guitar was the clear superior. In terms of tone and playability.
Not to mention.......she no look too bad either
One thing I love about it visually is the on/off flame. As you can see in the above picture it is very....ON
Here is one off the ...OFF pix
For those of you that have not seen one in the flesh, here is a rare shot of the heel. Makes for easy playing way up high....
All I can say in conclusion is.....Since getting this guitar I have played more. Taken this baby to every gig. Which is really what it is all about...isn't it????
I'm urious about scale lengths:
I have seen that JG offers three different scale lengths. How does this affect the sound, which one do you prefer?
Do the longer scale ones approach the 'bursts sound too, or is it true only for the short scale ones?
out of your two which do you like better?
i actually got to hold one the other day. you can definately tell that the neck is very different than your standard les paul neck. im definately interested as i always wanted a les paul, but i cant get along with the necks on them for some reason. the one i held might be pictured in this thread, im not sure.
a few questions when ordering them.
1. are there any options
2. is there a current wait time
3. are they available in both stoptail and trem?
Pete's JG neck feels very much like a vintage LP neck - I've got two 50's LP conversions and the JG's is similar to my 56 conversion.