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Jay Turser Guitar Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Papa Joe, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Joe Sailor

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    The local one is cheap, $60. It has a walnut finish. The bridge was replaced by a gold TOM type and the rosewood bridge had some surgery to make it work, the neck needs a tweak (if I can only remember which direction to turn it) and the switch and output jack both fell into the body. That's going to be fun fishing them out.
    I can't even get my pinkie into the f-holes.
    Oh yeah, I fell victim to my own gas. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    60 bucks, great score! You woulda been a fool to pass that up! :)
    Love the color, I only ever remember seeing them listed as tobacco sunburst or black.
     
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  3. drob

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    Anyone have or try the JT Viola bass?
     
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  4. kevinpaul

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    I am a JT fan. I have a red 133k or a 335 copy in red. I have a Candy Apple red Jaguar. These are common but great guitars. I found a very odd deal a EVH Wolfgang with all the weird stuff the real on has. The hot pup is in the neck and calm in the bridge with the switch reversed. It is all SAE not metric. I got on eBay from a Goodwill listening. They didn't know what it was and no one else did either. The guitar has only a volume knob and SD pick ups and real. I pulled them. You all know about these tell me there are few as far as I can tell.
     

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  5. kevinpaul

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    I have a Jay Turser rose wood Telecaster. I found it at Guitar Center for $79.00 and a deal on shipping. I put higher grade pick ups in it a Switchcraft switch and a bone nut. I gig with it. I love my old 1971 Telecaster that was MIA but it bought it new and played it a lot. Teles work for everything. This feels and fits great.
     

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  6. kevinpaul

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    image.jpeg The My Jay Turser Jaguar is a let down in all the cool switches. It has none, just the Strat stuff. It is very much like a Strat. That said it is great and a blast to play. I bought it new on eBay for $120.00 bucks. Just a great guitar that is fine as is.
     
  7. kevinpaul

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Last is my first JT, a 133 or 335 copy. This is perfect and I gigged with a lot when I first got it. This has been one of my favorite guitars from day one. I swapped a Chinese junk Gretsch even for it. The big red guitar had been hanging in a local shop for two years. Like so many people the shop owner knew little about them.
     

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  8. TigerG

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    Hey kevinpaul, nice set of JT's. I'm jealous about that rosewood Tele. When I first heard about those, my initial reaction was "I gotta have one!" Unfortunately for me , it's not available left handed.
     
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  9. RevMike

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    I picked up my first Jay Turser yesterday. I got it in trade. Its a rosewood that has had headstock surgery to look like Fender. There were also other mods, including a Bill Lawrence pickup and the controls flipped. So far I'm loving it. Thinking this may be an alt tuning guitar....but not sure yet.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. Badspike

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    Definitely a member of the JT club. This guy I picked up about 2003-2004. Heavy! Now with bone nut and Fralin P-90s. Don't use it that much but it has it's sound. IMG_20160912_1653272.jpg
     
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    And along with the JT-280 I have a JT DC-134 with a bone nut and a Dimarizio Pro PAF in the bridge position and a Dimarzio PAF in the neck. I think I picked up the DC-134 about a year before the 280. IMG_20150820_161811.jpg
     
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  12. Mountianjustice

    Mountianjustice Tele-Meister

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    This is my JT its an FB1 (fastback) the trem is decked and its got duncan invaders in it. Its a great playing guitar bought it as an assembled basket case. Love the wide flat maple neck.
     

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  13. RevMike

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    That is a nice looking guitar!
     
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    I have a JT Paisley Tele, with no serial number, and a JT Fat strat with one, just a decal on the back of the head stock.
     
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    I somehow found a Jay Turser solid body resonator while web surfing. I enquired & was told its scale length was 25.5" but I wanted to play before I paid & no NYC dealers had any Tursers in stock. I called this store in New Paltz & the owner said 'sounds like a cool guitar, I'll order one & if you like it you can buy it'. Apparently they also did substantial setup work; the biggest problems I've had with chinese guitars are things like loose frets... Anyway, easy to play, great guitar! (Great guitar store also).

    I also love the looks of the Turser Tele with the B grade fretboard & white body stain... Jay_Turser_Solid_resonator.jpg
     
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  16. 12StringKing

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Resurrecting a thread that's been backstage for the last 1-/2 years...

    I find it ironic to come across a JT thread buried in a site dedicated to all things Telecaster; albeit one which seems to have lost its steam and passion. That being said, I've just spent the past few hours enjoying reading everything everyone has had to say, seeing photos of all the beautiful axes and just want to post my small contribution to the cause.

    To say the JT brand is underrated is an understatement; these are more than musical instruments they are pieces of art, as you will see when I post my beautiful LP. I've been on the hunt for an LP - I was 99.9% set on buying an Epiphone, only at the 11th hour to switch gears and focus in on lower end Gibsons, as prices of higher end Epi's are right up there with low end Gibson LP's; mainly Melody Makers, Specials and Studios. None of which called to me.

    Being a musician means being inspired. We all have our muses; our own sources of inspiration. I find that the particular guitar I play has as much to do with my expression and interpretation as much as my spirit and soul does. I knew the sound I wanted - classic hard LP ala Slash, only in a guitar that would instill me with inspiration. I was not finding this in the Epi wannabe Gibsons. I definitely was not finding this in the stripped down, bare bones "faded" Specials and Studios - with lackluster finishes, no binding, no character. For me, my guitars project a presence to the overall experience to the audience as much as my music does.

    So for your perusal, I offer you my JT-200 Quilted Maple with Vine Inlay limited edition guitar that I just bought on eBay. I got it for 1/2 the price the seller was asking for it - including the original hard shell case. Throw "Gibson" on the headstock, and I imagine this would be a $10,000 guitar. I got it for $350. I read in some of the later threads asking if prices on JT's are going up. Seems to me that they are.

    For all we know, every guitar made in China comes from the same factory and they put different names on them. My guitar may have been made in the Epiphone plant for all I know. Doesn't matter. It's beautiful, it's my muse and will provide me with inspiration eternal. As it should be, whether you play a $50 Big Lots nylon string acoustic, a $350 JT, or a $1,000 Ovation Elite 1868 12 String acoustic electric - of which I also own - or a $10,000 Gibson. No one should ever make judgement on one's preferred instrument. They are called instruments for a reason. They are our instruments of self expression. And that's all that should matter. Major GAS for more of these insanely beautiful guitars. Enjoyment, peace and blessings to all. Glad to be a member of the club.
     

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  18. danzigdan

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    Regarding the Rosewood Tele. I really like those but I don’t like the shiny, gloss top on them. I found one I like but it’s got a crack in the clear coat and sticks out like a sore thumb. Looks foggy. Wonder if that clear coat would come off in one piece.
     
  19. Jerry_Mountains

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    Hello fellow Jay Turser amigos!

    After years in the closet I finally had the time to put back together this baby!

    I replaced the original humbuckers with a filtertron knock-off in the bridge because I was jonesing a Gretsch and a P90 in the neck because I was gassing for a Casino. I replace all the wiring (what a task in a semihollow!) put some new pots, switch and jack.

    The thing sings! It was good in its original configuration now its great! The bridge pickup is twangy and honky with the volume at 5-7 but if I put it all the way up it's pure rock n' roll (think of Tommy album by The Who). The neck p90 its round and growly.

    What surprise me is that after, I don't know, at least 5 years without strings and in a warm and humid closet the neck it was perfectly straight, no need for even a slightly truss rod adjustment, just perfect.

    I love this guitar it was a gift from my father and I feel at home playing it, now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna show him how it sounds I bet he gonna love it. Cheers!!

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  20. DCinDC

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    Having a life sized Robbie the Robot makes you the coolest guy ever!

    Great thread!
    I've had a JT-LTCUS natural, JT-LTCUS tobacco sunburst, and JT-LT rosewood. Replaced a bunch of parts with black parts, and put a P90 in the neck position. After that is was a giant killer! There are early (no gloss) and late (glossy) rosewood. I had the earlier one.

    I'm actively looking for a JT-200-Pro (the orange doublecut) lemme know if you have one for sale.
     
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