This guitar is kind of hard to believe. It delivers any acoustic sound, from Martin to Taylor, at any volume without feedback. The EQ is right there on the front of the guitar. It looks like a solid body, but plays and sounds like a an acoustic. Fantastic.
This is an oddball (but in a interesting way). TCs were never made lefty (imagine that!) so a lefty who really wanted one had a very good luthier convert a righty for him. This involved removing the top of the guitar, hollowing out the other side of the guitar, matching the "f" hole cutout, relocating the controls and new control cutout, making a pickguard, repainting the entire guitar, and a bunch of other stuff I left out. So a double cutaway, hollow tele with reverse headstock and 2 Seymour Duncan P90s.
Peerless Gigmaster Custom. Yes, it does look like that famous Gretsch model. Peerless still makes some models for Gretsch.
Peerless Songbird. Peerless built all the Epiphone Casinos, Joe Pass, etc, for over 20 years before Epiphone built their own factory in China in 2002 (that's why no lefty Casinos since they were finally sold out in 2004). This is an upgraded (real MOP instead of acrylic, better tuners, etc.) Casino with those wonderful dog ear P90s.
A lefty, all solid wood, small bodied guitar under $1000 (case and shipping included). I've been looking for a guitar like this for years. (And a really nice full body burst)
My first Pro Series with 3 Single Coils. Also Stainless Steel frets. I have a Surf Green Pro S2 and Olympic White Pro S1 also coming with this configuration.
Now all the colors of the Master Sitar have come here in the last few weeks. Hard to choose (but this Black is beautiful!).
The Peerless Guitars are finally here. It turns out that the Customs agents were looking for a couple of things I had not considered, both having to do with counterfeit guitars. 1) They were making sure that the guitars were not counterfeit Gibson's, Gretsch's, etc. 2) Making sure the guitars did not say "made in USA" on them, which would make them more valuable, especially in europe. So I appreciate what Customs is doing. Many of us have seen counterfeit Gibson's (one sold on ebay this week. The listing was for a Les Paul Custom that had a "buy it now" for $800. It was a Chinese copy). I have no problem waiting some extra time for my guitars if it helps ensure counterfeit guitars are stopped at the border.
I also received the Trussart I was expecting and a couple of used guitars in trade. I'll (I sure hope) be photographing guitars tomorrow and putting them on my blog and I'll have them on my website soon.
My Peerless Guitars were subject to a "intensive exam" (their words) by Customs finest today. This delayed my being able to pick them up until tomorrow morning. I'm thinking of the countless movies and TV where the customs agents take knives and cut open the linings of cases. I'm wondering "who pays for that?" I think everything is mostly by xray and sniffer dogs these days, and I won't walk into the Customs warehouse to find case linings strewn all over and my guitars in pile on the floor and a Customs agent saying "you can take them now, we didn't find anything that wasn't supposed to be there".
2 Jerry Jones Master Sitars arrived today. A Black Gator and another Turquoise Gator. All my Peerless are at Customs in Tampa and I hope to get a call that I can pick them up tomorrow. Other guitars that are in route to me are a used G&L ASAT, a used Eastman AR810CE, and a 1978 Les Paul Custom Tobacco Burst. Only one of these I've seen in this color. Most are Black, White, or Wine Red. I'll be photographing the Sitars and the Peerless tomorrow if all goes well.
I ordered 5 more Suhr today and I'm figuring out more to order. I ordered the first Pro Series Modern, called M1 in Charcoal Web. I'll be ordering more Moderns this week as I have time to figure out what I want. I will be ordering the first lefty Carve Top Modern.
A couple of more Suhrs are here (I ordered a bunch of them). A Pro S1 Sonic Blue (that's the Rosewood neck) and a Pro S2 Sonic Blue with S/S/S instead of the usual S/S/H. This is another option recently made available by Suhr on the Pro series guitars like the addition of Stainless Steel frets on ALL the Suhrs I receive.
A Trussart Rustycaster similar to the one I recently sold will be here next week. Faded Star on engraved roses with Bigsby. These Trussarts are just the coolest guitars.
My Peerless Guitar order will be at Customs on Monday or Tuesday. I'm looking forward to getting them here and photographed and on my site. Wait until you see these guitars. Wait until you see the great price.
I ordered guitars this week from:
I'll fill you in later on what was ordered.
The shop building came to halt on Thursday when Lee was admitted to the hospital with blood clots in his leg and then found in his lungs. He hopes to be out next Tuesday if all goes well, but no idea yet when he can return to working with me. I'm not going to try and install drywall and slatwall by myself just yet. If Lee is unable to help by about Wednesday, I'll start back by myself.
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