MJT Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Doth, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Doth

    Doth Tele-Afflicted

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    It's Phil. We were at his home studio yesterday. If you look closely into the studio, you can see his baby blue Nash Esquire just beneath the neck of my Beck. He has some very cool guitars, for sure.
     
  2. MikeMurray

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    Wow that's awesome!! Wish I had a buddy like that.
     
  3. Doth

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    Hello MikeMurray,

    Phils is a great friend and a really nice guy that absolutely loves playing guitar. It drives me crazy that so many people are haters (even on this forum). He is insanely talented, so maybe they are just jealous.

    Don
     
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    I'm a really big fan. It's really evident that he loves music, he's a human textbook of riffs. Actually just yesterday I had Air Hockey Champion stuck in my head.

    Did he mention how it compares to some of the vintage instruments he's played?
     
  5. Doth

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    Although Beck looks just like Beck's Esquire, it's quite a modern player. It has a compound radius neck that Phil loves, Callaham compensated saddles, the Eldred Mod and a killer Lollar pickup. It's not really a fair comparison to a vintage instrument. He has tried to by it from me several times.

    He also absolutely loves his Nash. While he appreciates vintage equipment, one of his favorite guitars is his $500 LTD Viper.
     
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    Here she is!

    I must say (like anything first-time) this has been quite a roller coaster ride :) but I'm absolutely happy with the outcome for sure. Spent this whole week putting together this Tele using the MJT body and MIJ Fender neck + hardwares, I'll be soldering the PU's today, I'm looking forward to hear how this baby sings! Which is probably the most important part of it all :) Matt has been very helpful, working with me on color and shade of a honey blonde, in the end it came out very close to what I'm looking for. Here are some pics, enjoy!
     

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    Djamin,

    That is awesome! It looks well worth the wait. All great guitars have a cool story! It reminds me of my Daphne with the HB in the neck. What a great combo!

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    Thanks Doth! Yeah it was totaly well worth the wait and work. Love the color of your Daphene! I'm excited to hear the neck Phat Cat which is what triggers this whole building your own Tele journey :)
     
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    Phil X! Please tell me you got a video of him playing that guitar! Love that guy. I'll try to get a video up of my la cab so you can all hear it.
     
  10. Doth

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    I didn't get a video, we were goofing around outside of his studio. He was shredding on it, then stopped cold and said....."22 frets?! Yeooowwwww!"
     
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    That's awesome, I can just imagine him saying it!
     
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    Phil's ok. At first I was a bit put off but he has bucket loads of talent so it's fun to watch him play. Hey, he could just as easily be a snob about it.

    I kept pics of a tobacco burst alder Strat body MJT had on ebay last year so when I have the $$$ I can send him the pics and tell him to do it again.
     
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    He has a lot of talent really enjoys playing.

    Good idea on keeping the photo, but I think half the fun is that Mark does each body a little differently. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with when you are ready.

    Don
     
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    I agree and it would be nice to win an auction and save some cash but most of his auction pieces are reliced too heavily for me. The one I liked had a bit of checking and just a few nicks.

    I have a 3-ply white guard and pickup covers off a '88 Am Std I used to own that have the scratches I put there along with the discoloring that comes with time.

    They aren't destroyed but will look out of place on a shiny guitar.
     
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    Hey '56Teleman,

    I have had him specifically finish two guitars for me, Beck is heavily reliced to match the Original Beck, but Daphne is mildly reliced. I have also seen guitars that he has done with checking only. Its nice to really be able to pick what you want.

    However, I bought a kit from them on an eBay auction. I had to wait a long time to get what I wanted; BSB, Thick Neck, Maple board, and super light. But it came along.

    Keep us in the loop and post photos!

    Don
     
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    Yeah just order one of the custom sets. You get to choose how it looks. I went with the absolute minimum treatment and it came looking like a nice used body. They're really easy to work with.
     
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    Also, Mark and Matt are really fair with their freight charges
    If you're buying from Australia you can get the whole kit landed for $63 postage
    Even if you buy the top of the line kit (double bound ash Tele) it still comes in under a grand
    with postage, so there's no customs duty
    I went for the auction items myself last time, 2 bodies and a neck, Matt bundles the postage so it's a real good deal
    Next time I might go for a custom kit and get a pleasant surprise!
     
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    They are fair about everything, in my opinion. If anybody I know wants a relic'd guitar, I always recommend Matt and Mark. Great guys, Fantastic products.
     
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    My featherweight, one piece T body in Blackguard finish should be here Monday.
    Looking forward to getting my paws on it!
     
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    Please post some pics, Monkey Man.
     
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