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Any experience with Mike Gee kustoms

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by djphelan01, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. djphelan01

    djphelan01 Tele-Holic

    Jun 11, 2008
    Watertown, CT
  2. Jericho75

    Jericho75 Tele-Meister

    Mar 2, 2011
    I've been following this guy for a bit and too am curious about his guitars. He does have a few you tube vids of some of his gits. So far from what I've gathered, which I could be completely wrong but it seems he builds these "customs" with parts he finds at pawn shops and maybe online and refinishes or relics them for that custom look.
  3. fuzzstache

    fuzzstache Tele-Meister

    Jan 23, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I bought a 335 copy made by Mike a few months ago, the black one with a P90 in the bridge. It is built very well and Mike is a nice guy if you ever need to talk with him about guitars - I just called him yesterday with a wiring question and he was very helpful. His pickups are of very good quality, tons better than an Epiphone or anything else in this price range. The action wasn't as low as I know some players fancy it out of the box but I still play it as it came and it suits me very well. I will definitely be installing some Wilkinson tuners though, because the stock ones are typical no-name Chinese and not dependable. I'll be honest in that I bought this guitar because of the name on the headstock and how it looked and I do not regret my purchase at all.
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  5. Doc Nelson

    Doc Nelson TDPRI Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Topeka, Kansas
    I just bought a used reliced Mike Gee Kustoms Tele. It has a faded and distressed butterscotch body and a beautifully reliced neck, with the wear showing perfectly in the right areas where a player would wear on it. It has six individual bridge saddles, but I could put three brass saddles on it. The hardware looks good and authentic, and the pickups and electronics sound least as good as the Fender Custom Shop tele pickups that I have on one of my tele's! This guitar plays, intonates, and sounds killer,, plugged in and unplugged. Sounds great clean, which I prefer most of the time, and it has that great "Tele SPANK!" Sounds great with a little "Sparkle Drive," too! Plays fast and comfortable. It is light, and would be easy to play a 4 or 5 set night with no sweat. I would prefer this guitar over a lot of the good older Fender Tele's that I've played ... and owned. The Kelton Swade guitars play and sound better than this guitar, and all of the Fenders that I've owned / played. But, Kelton's guitars are more expensive than the Mike Gee Kustoms by about $3100. a guitar. Some of the Fender Custom Shop stuff is even more expensive than that, but given my least with this particular Mike Gee Tele; it would be my "go to" guitar over any of the Fenders. SERIOUSLY! If you are a serious player, and have the money....BUY A KELTON won't regret it! If you don't have the money to do that, but you want a good relic job, and great quality, sound, and utility; buy yourself a Mike Gee Kustom! ...Doc.
  6. tuggs56437

    tuggs56437 NEW MEMBER!

    Feb 18, 2015
    bertha MN
    i have had mike build a 335 in black and WOW wicked pissa guitar i love it !!!!!!
    i am going to have him build another guitar for me, shipping was great, packing was great
    no problems this is one guitar i pick and play the most ! i do a lot of blues!
    as i said yes mike builds a nice guitar
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