Jay Turser Lp???

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  1. Powertrip240

    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm selling some rack gear tomorrow that I don't use any more, and should be pocketing $135. Quite conveniently, I've been looking at this Jay Turser Les Paul copy that I saw on OfferUp, for $100. I'm just curious what your thoughts are on the Jay Turser LP copies. Any experience? Do you think it's worth a hundred bones? There's no other info on the ad, just these two pics. However, it's for sale at a pawn shop, so I'm thinking of bringing in some more gear that i'm not using to see what I can get towards the guitar.

    Oh, and it's purple, which seems to be really popular lately!!! LOL

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    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    I have played some Jay Turser guitars and all played quite well. Never played an LP style or owned one though.
     
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    I had a Turser SG custom years ago, surprisingly nice guitar. Never had their LPs but probably more than worth it.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got a few of the JT LPs (and few others as well) and I'd say that they're at the high end of budget MIC guitars, maybe even the best. For a $100, I definitely be in...
     
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    For $100 bucks that is a fine looking guitar.
     
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    I’d buy it! I’ve followed JT’s for several years and they are definitely a quality grade guitar, not quite to an Algile, but close. The only thing I’d say about them is they’re really light, so the sustain isn’t quite there, and the PUs are just okay. I’ve actually been looking for one of these for years, in purple flame top, but it has to have the angled heel. The early ones around 2000-2003 had them. You used to be able to get the JT220’s for 175-250, but now they all seem to go for over 300. $100 is a steal.
     
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    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Thanks guys. I just called, they still have it for sale. I have some cornbread in the oven, to go with the crockpot full of chili I'm making. As soon as it's done, I'm gonna go check it out.

    Now, I certainly can't mention food without posting a photo or two, right @tvvoodoo ?
    LOL
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Damn straight.... lunchtime over here, mmmmmm looking good, Mr Power!
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Your chili sure looks a lot better than the canned Hormel stuff I buy...
     
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    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    2 pounds of ground beef and 1 pound of spicy ground sausage. And enough cayenne and hot sauce to strip a poly finished guitar.
     
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    No doubt you’ll be feeling that twice.
     
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    I did it. I bought it. Honestly, I wasn't expecting a bolt-on neck, but it was just too pretty for me to pass up. I got him down to $80, plus tax. So for $86,88, it's my HNUGD! I'll do a NGD post after I get it cleaned up and play it a little bit.

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    I used to have one. When I got my Les Paul, I sold the two Agiles I had and kept the Turser (for awhile). Solid guitar, mine even had a full 3/4" maple cap, which is something you rarely find at that price point. A couple of my customers have them and like them.
     
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    That chili looks great.
    Too bad I can't eat onions.
     
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    OK, I decided to hold off on the NGD thread until I do some modifications to it. But first, pictures.

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    Here's some details:

    7.2 pounds
    1 7/8 inch thick body
    Thin profile bolt-on neck
    Rosewood fretboard, 22 frets
    24 inch scale
    1.62 inch nut
    It appears that all electronics are stock
    Dime-sized Alpha 500k pots

    The good:
    It's pretty as hell!
    Nicely aged cream binding on the neck and body
    The stock pickups sound pretty decent
    It took no time at all to get it perfectly intonated
    String action is right where I like it
    No fret buzz
    It's real easy to play

    The bad:
    Tuners are sloppy
    The selector switch is a bit touchy, probably just needs to be resoldered
    The frets are a little worn
    Slight discoloration under the pickguard (lack of sun fading?)
    A few very minor scratches and dents


    So I'm going to have to replace the tuners (no big deal) and the mismatched stop bar tailpiece (it bugs me). With that in mind, I'm thinking gold hardware, with gold covered 'buckers, would really make this thing pop!!

    It's hard to see in the picture, but the area under the pickguard is a slightly different color. I'm guessing the rest of the guitar has faded over time, but the lack of sunlight under the pickguard has prevented that area from fading. So I think this one is going to keep the pickguard installed.

    There's no model number or serial number visible. Possibly in the neck pocket, but I'm not going to remove the neck just to find out. Does anyone have any clues as to a model number of this guitar? I don't know what kind of wood it is, or if it's got a veneer or a cap?

    All in all, I think it's a pretty good score for $86.
     
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    It's a great looking guitar. I didn't know Jay Turser made a bolt-on LP style, my three are set necks so I'm assuming it's probably an older one. I have an irrational aversion to LP style guitars with bolt-on necks but for $86, I probably would have been able to overcome that. The other thing is Jay Turser over the years has offered a lot of different finishes and styles, it seems I'm always stumbling over one that I've never seen before.

    As for the gold hardware, I think it will look great with that finish. One of mine is a red flame custom and the stock gold hardware really works with it (another one that I'd never seen before or since as well as the other two, a CSB plain top with dot inlays and one with a natural maple flame finish). I upgraded the electronics with a quick connect Epi harness and a set of Probuckers. None of mine have model or serial numbers either, including 335 and SG style ones...
     
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    My JT PBass doesn't have model or serial numbers, either.
    But, since it's a lefty, it can only be one model.
     
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    Interesting. I was also unaware there were bolt on JT LPs. I bought my JT SG brand new and it had a serial # but it was just a sticker on the back of the headstock.

    I’m usually not big on gold hardware but it’d probably look swell on that royal looking bastard.
     
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    Thanks TJ. Yeah, I'm not exactly a fan of bolt-on LP's either, but I figured I'd give it a shot. If I hadn't been able to talk him down, I would have walked away.
     

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