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Gretsch Custom Shop Masterbuilt Duo Jet - Champagne Sparkle

The Guitar Hunter

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I got this gem recently. It's one of the best playing guitars that I've ever owned.
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Pellman73

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those gretsch custom shop guitars are supposed to be killer

that one is badass!

I love sparkles.

damn man I just went to your flicker page and saw your pics--- WOAH!!!!

incredible. I may be hitting you up for a print or two!

I love those ones of Mike Watt-- I listened to the Marc Maron WTF interview with him--- what a character.

ah now I get it. you are the real deal. I love how the pics describe how you took the shot.

I've got a olympus OM-D M5II--- trying to figure out how it works

too many hobbies... not enough time.

ok more ---

love the ones of Mike Trujillo. I used to listen to that project he did w the suicidal tendencies called "Infectious Grooves" he is such a killer bassist. and looks badass too.

sheryl crow still looks good... dang
 

The Guitar Hunter

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those gretsch custom shop guitars are supposed to be killer

that one is badass!

I love sparkles.

damn man I just went to your flicker page and saw your pics--- WOAH!!!!

incredible. I may be hitting you up for a print or two!

I love those ones of Mike Watt-- I listened to the Marc Maron WTF interview with him--- what a character.

ah now I get it. you are the real deal. I love how the pics describe how you took the shot.

I've got a olympus OM-D M5II--- trying to figure out how it works

too many hobbies... not enough time.

ok more ---

love the ones of Mike Trujillo. I used to listen to that project he did w the suicidal tendencies called "Infectious Grooves" he is such a killer bassist. and looks badass too.

sheryl crow still looks good... dang

Thanks for checking out some of my work. I make my living as a photographer, so it's nice when people appreciate what you do. Sheryl Crow looks and sounds great. One of my favorite shows of the year.

I got lucky finding this guitar and though I'm not necessarily a sparkle top kinda guy, it totally works with this one. The Master Builts are the real deal and the neck on this one is in the '58 kinda range and I love it. I was able to talk to Mr. Stern about it and he said he shapes them all by hand and how he's feeling at the moment. It's so badass.

Figure out your camera and go shoot. It's so rewarding
 
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jwalker99

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Hi,

Nice Axe. Though you would get a kick out of seeing my original 1962 Duo jet in Champagne Sparkle w the Burns Vibrato. Killer guitars - Both of our Champagne sparkles are are great. I love the Gretsch Custom Shop. Stephen Stern is brilliant and is building some of the best guitars todays.
Best

Jim

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blauserk

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The Stern guitars I've played have been killer.

I've got a couple Stern Jets. One with filtertrons and a tangerine metal-flake top and red metal-flake back. Not tasteful like yours.

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And one with single coils and a downright restrained white top. Good lord, does it sound good and play well.

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Underrated guitars.
 

jwalker99

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Great pics of your Stern guitars. Love the sparkle colors and relic tops on the white one.

Can I ask how did you post your picture directly into the forum ? I can only post via a URL which gives the silly message about upgrading my photo bucket account?

Thanks
jw
 

The Guitar Hunter

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Can I ask how did you post your picture directly into the forum ? I can only post via a URL which gives the silly message about upgrading my photo bucket account?

Thanks
jw

I use Flickr, but others prefer Imgur. I was going to let you know that I wasn't able to check out your guitar. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
 

The Guitar Hunter

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blauserk - those jets are fantastic! Stern does awesome work and they truly are underrated. That flake is so cool. I'm going to the Custom Shop next month to photograph some of his latest creations. He's a really nice guy too.
 

jwalker99

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Hi Steve

I just added the pic f my 62 Duo jet in champagne sparkle. i used imgur. thanks for that tip. By the way I also have a cool triple jet custom shops. Will post.

Best
Jim
 

jwalker99

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Steve

Here is my Red Sparkle Triple Jet. Has 2 Filtertrons and 1 Dynasonic pickups. Has a great wide range of sound. When I saw it i bought it next day because i wanted the Dynasonic sound but Filtertrons were so glossy. So this is the best of both worlds. Plus it looks ridiculously good.


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jwalker99

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Here is a killer Stephen Stern Blue sparkle Duo Jet listed on Reverb. Just really sharp looking.

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jwalker99

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Here is my Stephen Stern Custom Penguin ( 1 of a kind) Red w Burns Tremelo and "Aces" inlays. Killer guitar.



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renderit

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Steve

Here is my Red Sparkle Triple Jet. Has 2 Filtertrons and 1 Dynasonic pickups. Has a great wide range of sound. When I saw it i bought it next day because i wanted the Dynasonic sound but Filtertrons were so glossy. So this is the best of both worlds. Plus it looks ridiculously good.


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So you have about 2" of access to the strings without hitting a switch! An ergonomic wonder machine!

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oks koolio though...
 

jwalker99

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Ahhh yes. Those 2 inches are used for getting a random tremolo effect on the Dynastic pickup!.
 

jwalker99

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Gretsch 61 Country Club in Cadillac Green. The best of all greens. ...Almost looks new.


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