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Anybody heard of a “J&D” Tele copy?

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  1. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I’m being offered a neck in a trade deal. I’ve never heard of this brand. The only reference I can find to the name is a “JayDee Custom Guitars” in the UK that seems to just make high end Gibson style builds.

    Just wondering if anybody knows about general quality/specs.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ScottJPatrick

    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    JayDee guitars over here were pretty well built from what I remember, made lots of neck through type guitars in the 80's.
     
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    Scratch that. It’s a J&D. Looks like your typical sub-$200 Chinese knockoff.
     
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    Isn't that the company that made Iommi's SG clones?
     
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    Title edited to reflect brand name mistake. Not JayDee, “J&D”.
     
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    J&D Guitars from what I understood was mainly sold in Australia and is an import brand guitar. Price point would be MIM or Squier VM range I believe.

    I will say this though, I think the J&D Guitars are made in an Ibanez plant and share some Ibanez details. I happen to have a J&D Fretless 5 bass that is on just a little behind the high dollar Ibanez Premium basses with the built in 3 band EQ.

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    I picked it up in North Dallas for a C note five or six years ago. College kid was going home and had switched to guitar so he had no use for it.
     
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  8. ScottJPatrick

    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    Oh well, gave me a good excuse to google some images, pretty much what I remembered. If you're ever in the market for an Alembic style bass......

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    J&D is possibly short for "Jack and Danny" guitars, the in-house brand of musicstore.com, based in Germany. They are to musicstore.com what Harley Benton is to Thomann, if that makes any sense to you. Cheap, Chinese-made but with some reasonable reviews (depending on who you ask).
     
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