NGD New Guitar- Jake E Lee Anyone?

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  1. chimi42

    chimi42 Well-Known Member

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    So this guitar came up on reverb a while ago in my feed. A parts caster with some decent parts. I’ve always liked jake e lee a lot and so when I saw this it got me interested.

    The seller kept lowering the price and I was able to get it for the price of a used mim fender.

    He said the body was his own creation. The neck is a ‘custom’ Locke neck which is mahogany with ebony fretboard . Never heard anything about them. Pickups are pariah - the hum is a Pasadena black- very 80s sounding pickup.

    Brass claw, screws, and block. Gotoh tuners. Decent parts.

    Outside of some sharp fret ends im really digging it!

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    It looks like it has some decent sized frets on it. If I owned it and planned on keeping it I might install a fender roller nut and locking tuners. It looks like it already has graphtec saddles. Cool guitar.
     
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    Love it! Love Jake E. Lee!
     
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    Nice I saw that one up there for a while, nice little Jake tribute model for cheap (especially considering the insane price Charvel wants for the real deal). How’s the neck profile?
     
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    Oh heck yeah! I've been gassing for that one.
     
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    chimi42 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, no way in my right mind am i ever paying almost $3k for a guitar. No matter how nice. Neck on this one is nice and fast! What one would expect on this type of guitar
     
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    This might be favorite Jake E Lee track.
    Love his work.

     
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    Absolutely bizarre - I was only playing this about an hour ago and thinking how much I loved his guitar & playing when I first saw this concert (y)

    Congrats on a great looking guitar!

     
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    I do need to get the frets worked on as they are on the sharp side. Has anyone heard of Locke guitar parts btw?

    Also I need fretboard inlays, even though I didn’t think so at first. Has anyone bought the inlay stickers? Any chance anyone knows a vendor that will make you custom inlay stickers?
     
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    The Locke stuff is supposed to be good. IIRC, he does a lot of VH-style bodies.
     
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    I love Jake E Lee it seems like finally he is getting the recognition he deserves for his playing. In my opinion Bark at the Moon is one of the best hard rock albums of all time.
     
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    Beautiful !!
     
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    Definitely an underrated player, he was kind of doomed from the start because RR was an impossible act to follow but he was a wonderful guitarist in his own right. I still use the Bark at the Moon riff all the time when I test a rhythm tone :).
     
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    I agree Randy Rhoads was a tough act to follow. But both guys had their own styles. I thought Randy had better writing skills while Jake E Lee had serious rhythm playing skills.
     
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    Nice grab, looks like it could be a real winner with a little TLC.

    Weird as hell this came up. I just listened to some Ozzy last night, Blizzard and some of Bark at the Moon, neither which I have sat and listened to in decades.

    Now I am GASsing for a clone of that sandy colored LP (custom with T-tops is it?) Randy played back then.
     

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