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My friend Jim is selling this AWESOME guitar at an unbeatable price. Tell him Ed from MyCoolGuitars says hi, and he will hook you up with a killer deal! If you were to buy this guitar from a dealer, you’d have to pay over $250 in tax. Buy from Jim and save. Jim is the highest feedback seller of guitars on Ebay. He sold over 5 million dollars worth of guitars in the last 6 years, so you know he has the best guitars at the best prices.
Save 10% on this guitar by contacting Jim directly at the email below instead of ebay:
The specs on this killer guitar are as follows:
Grover Jackson is legendary in the guitar world, developing innovations that changed the guitar world. Read further down to see more on Grover.
Here is a link to the Ebay ad for the guitar, with TONS of high-resolution pictures:
Jim says:GJ2 is Grover Jackson’s new venture into the high end guitar market and these things are awesome! It takes a lot of self-control to not keep one of these for myself. This sale is for the guitar pictured. A Conconde 5 Star in with it’s case and everything pictured. Not the scale, not the backdrop…but everything else. This guitar is new but like anything handmade tiny flaws can be found if you really look. I noticed several small finish flaws which I pictured and captioned towards the very end. These are not dings. Plays and sounds great. No issues. This is simply an amazing guitar. Check out the pics.
With GJ2 Guitars, Grover Jackson is back. After 35 years of experience and experimentation, he’s still pushing the limits of what a great guitar can be, as only Grover can.
Now reinventing himself and his craft yet again as GJ2 Guitars, Grover and his business partner, Jon Gold (a lifelong guitarist and enthusiast who most recently served as Sr. VP of International Sales and Marketing at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) are redefining the modern electric guitar.
For guitarists, the early 1970s was a time of great enthusiasm and grass roots innovation. At the same time, the big companies like Gibson and Fender were under new corporate management and growing more and more disengaged from players’ wants and needs. Arguably, this period was the low point of American factory guitar making – out of touch manufacturers skimping on quality and not understanding the sounds and features players desired from their instruments. Also, it was during this time that terms like “Pre-CBS” and “Vintage” began to take hold as a way of describing a group of instruments with magical properties… both real and imagined.
All of these factors fomented the environment for a cadre of small businesses that specialized in improving and modifying current guitars, and restoring or customizing earlier ones. This was a time before you could buy replacement or hot-rod parts… everything had to be made from scratch! Many of these trailblazers and their products are known to this day, names like Carl Thompson, Bill Lawrence, Charles LoBue (The Guitar Lab), Dan Armstrong, DiMarzio, Charvel and Jackson.
Charvel opened his self-named, So-Cal guitar repair shop in 1974. The shop performed aftermarket customizations and sold parts such as replacement bodies, pickguards and jack plates. Business was good, but he was looking for a way out, so in 1978, with money borrowed from his parents, Grover Jackson bought the repair shop business.
Grover continued to expand the shop’s product line and in 1979 began making guitar necks for other companies such as BC Rich, DiMarzio, Music Man, SD Curlee and Mighty Mite. Grover looked around and saw what amounted to a complete “guitar kit” of his own parts made for others. He then made the decision to build guitars under his own name — Grover Jackson’s Charvel guitars were introduced at the 1979 Summer NAMM Show.
It was at this point that advancements such as bolt-on 22 fret necks, hum-single-single, single hum, and hum-single-hum pickup arrays with a single volume control started to gain traction. Outrageous paint jobs inspired by the custom car industry also became popular.
By the late ’70s, Grover’s instruments, with their flat-radius, unfinished or oiled necks and large fret wire had become synonymous with the rising trend of shredding. As shredding progressed into the 1980s, his guitars could be seen in the hands of players like Steve Vai, Jake E. Lee, Warren DeMartini and George Lynch. But they weren’t restricted to metal players… Fusion stalwarts Allan Holdsworth, Bill Connors and Steve Khan played these very same instruments. In the late ‘80s Jeff Beck exclaimed, “These guitars made me want to start playing again!”
As time progressed, new models were introduced, and by 1987 Guitar Player Magazine proclaimed these new instruments, irrespective of their particular profile “Super-Strats.” Indeed, many took the form of streamlined versions of Fender’s venerable model, but more often than not, the shapes were swept away, downsized and mutated until only a vague family resemblance was all that harkened back to the original inspiration.
As a guitarist himself, Grover was always interested in input and comments directly from players, and many guitar models were originally done as special custom projects, where he worked one-on-one with their namesakes. One particular vision came to be one day in 1980. Originally called The Concorde, the Randy Rhoads model was the result of a marathon session that started with an outline drawn on a napkin, and ended 12-hours later with what has become one of the most unique and identifiable guitar designs – ever! Originally meant to be a Charvel, the neck-thru construction and radical styling of the Randy Rhoads seemed to beg for its own identity beyond that of the current offerings, it was at this moment that Jackson Guitars was born.
The dam was burst and the Randy Rhoads model was followed by the Soloist, the Kelly, King V and more. With respect to what was called a Charvel and what was called a Jackson, from 1982 through 1986 all bolt-on instruments were branded “Charvel” and all neck-through instruments carried the “Jackson” brand.
In 1985, Grover Jackson sold the business to International Music Co. (IMC), a distributor of various brands of music-related products. IMC folded the Charvel and Jackson product lines into one homogeneous grouping with little to distinguish the two brands. In a story that has been repeated many times over, after an initial boost under IMC, Charvel and Jackson, the brands and the instruments, started a long swoon towards irrelevancy. Disenchanted with what the brands had become and foreseeing the inevitable, Grover left the company.
All but abandoned, in the fall of 2002, Fender Musical Instruments Company (FMIC) purchased Jackson/Charvel at a “fire sale” price. Under FMIC, Jackson/Charvel has remained in what can be described as an ‘80s time warp. Rather than go back to the custom, hot-rodded roots, the current line is fairly indistinguishable from what was being offered some 30 years ago. What was once a firebrand of innovation; sleek, highly tuned precision-machined tools, are now more like artifacts frozen in a bygone era.
Here is an article that appeared in Premiere Guitar about Grover Jackson releasing the Concorde at the Randy Rhoads book launch:
GJ2 Release New “Concorde” Model at Randy Rhoads Book Launch
Grover Jackson revisited his design history to create a new model paying tribute to the past but made with the latest advances in guitar manufacture.
(Jim also has a black Concorde, as well as the GJ2 Arete in rosewood as well as walnut!)
More pics of this GREAT guitar for sale:
Thank you to everyone emailing me information to add to the guitar collecting repository. There are articles, catalogs, etc pertaining to everything from guitar construction, vintage japanese guitars, determining if you have Brazilian rosewood, to model histories of various guitars.
Suggested retail price
NJ · · · ¥ 241,500 (tax included)
M · · · ¥ 231,000 (tax included)
※ Gold parts \ 5,250 yen up
|MAPLE (THERMO WOOD)
|MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD (NJ)
MAPLE 1P (M)
|WIDTH AT NUT
|TWANG60 ST (NJ)
TWANG50 ST (M)
|1Vol, 2Tone, 5Way PU Selector
|GOLD (C-NA / G)
|Elixir NANOWEB Light (.010 – .046)
|with TWEED HARD CASE
REGULAR COLOR: C-NA / G, 2TS, WBD, WBS, 3TS
Thermo Wood is a wood that was heat-treated at a temperature of 180 ~ 240 ℃.
The input to the timber device for performing a high-temperature treatment in an oxygen-free environment. The heat treatment is performed while adding water vapor. The dimensional stability, durability can be improved has been observed wood that has been heat-treated at high temperature.
This technology was born in Finland as processing of building materials Originally, chance of being used in a few production models such as made-to-order one-off made in recent years as there is an effect of the hall has been increasing.
Left thermophilus maple / maple right
There are two points big advantage of using thermo-wood to the instrument.
1. Dimensional stability
the cornerstone just for guitar-based is used as an instrument “neck”. By using the thermo wood here, it is possible to reduce the risk of warpage than a neck member in general.
2. Changes in sound quality
There is also a point of view which is subjected to processing of the thermo-wood, to “a state that was allowed to proceed for the aging force” the wood strengthened antiseptic and dimensional stability, changes in the sound quality to be worried about for the instrument user.
Rich in harmonics is wood that has been thermo wood processing, it becomes the one element that produces the sound crisp.
In combination with ash body + Thermo wood maple, high-low sounds more forcefully, nuances of picking and Vol · Tone control is output expressively further.
Wood by the processing of the thermo-wood, tinged color of brown has a unique texture. Rather than the processing of only the surface, Thermo Wood is permeated with this brown to the inside of the timber.
In addition, there is a unique fragrance for a while after-processing instrument After completion, I will no longer gradually.
Maple left / right Thermo Wood
Subjected to thermo wood processing to only wood that you may de-visor product, effect is high, I have been using.
That is, such as Honduras mahogany African mahogany used maple materials used to the neck, to acoustic guitar.
We will go into production this product at any time observed benefits due to while performing sample production currently, using the thermo-wood.
Please try with a talent that can be a new axis of di visor product “Thermo Wood” product specification.
Here is my 2013 Navigator NLP-480 LTD Lemon Drop guitar. Navigators are considered by many to be the absolute pinnacle of the best Les Paul you can buy at any price. This one costs 504,000 yen from Japan.
Here’s a link to more information on Navigator Guitars, and several of the Navigator catalogs. Note Navigator is the custom shop of ESP, the highest line they make.
Specifications from the Navigator by ESP Guitars website:
|(Top) Hard Maple, (Back) Honduras Mahogany
w / Ivory Binding
|Honduras Rosewood, 22frets w / Ivory Binding
|Set-neck (deep joint)
|(Neck) Seymour Duncan SH-55n
(Bridge) Seymour Duncan SH-55b
|Volume & Tone neck, Bridge Volume & Tone
Toggle PU Selector
|Vintage type TUNE-MATIC, Aluminum Tailpiece
|504,000 yen (Include TAX)
|with Hard Case (HC-250NLP)
In the Navigator N-LP series, at the junction of the neck and body, I adopt a deep joint with excellent strength. In addition, the neck set angle design to three times. With these, I realize tone and nuance that you have a sharp non-cloudy peculiar to a vintage, clear sense of attack by moderate tension, the rich overtones. And is not forget, reliable technology uncompromising woodworking craftsman. The first time, Navigator sound to life is is born Only with beautiful finish and is born from the work of the perseverance of the painting craftsman, the careful work of the assembly craftsman infuse soul to the instrument at the end.
The N-LP-480LTD, colored by bleaching body top surface (hard maple). In the eyes stop back material (Hong Duras mahogany), use the Red Wood Filter, we are further enhancing the tasteful texture.