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Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by jeggz, Jun 2, 2013.
What's the deal wit em?
They're fairly cheap....
Read through this thread.
See....Daphne DOES look tops on a Jr!
Although that tailpiece is a little low.
nice idea but use better wood & components to start with
As expected .
Yep, seems like every country has a "luthier" who will custom build a guitar for next to nothing. Be great if they were honest and told it like it is; So I've decided that I have little talent and want to make a quick quid. I'll strike up a relationship with some Asian guitar manufacture, give them a logo and ask them to make me a "limited run" of custom guitars. When they get over here I'll get my screwdriver out and custom relic them.
I keep coming across this guy's youtube videos whenever i search for something. Kinda gives me the shits cause he yells everything. I thought he used to tear down Epis and stuff like that and hot rod them?
BTW that Junior is ugly as shit. I'm always down for something new but WTF is up with the P90 being so far forward?
no need for a relationship a 1 click stand on ebay will set you up
Seems everyone has an opinion on me... MAYBE you could take a min and actually call me. My numbers not hard to find.
I build a lot of my own bodies in shop the old school way with templates and routers as well as use ready made parts. I dont have the most "high tech" shop in town but then again you dont need $100,000 worth of equipment to build great guitars. I built my own spray booth and I buy my tools at Pawn shops.....all so I can offer a guitar at a price most anyone can afford.
Someone asked me recently why I yell in my demo Videos......Its because I have created a "Persona" that while some think is obnoxious most seem to remember. Think of me as the Mojo Nixon of guitar builders.
And SERIOUSLY, the insinuation that I have my stuff made off shore is pretty dam funny. I wish I had Dillion or K-Line money....maybe then I could afford to hire some help.
Now that you are here I would like to ask you a question. Why do you spell customs with a k?
Thanks for asking......Because I have a love for old school hot rods and the culture that surrounds them. Hot Rodders have been using the term "Kustom" since the late 40's, early 50's. And since I build a lot of Rat Rod and Relik (I spell relik that way so Fender doesn't have a Sissy fit) guitars I felt it was a good fit.
Mike... K-Line is certainly NOT off shore stuff!
So you made this and you're selling it for $299?
Mike Gee Kustoms USA Custom Shop Nashville Rebel | eBay
$299 for a custom made hollow body...sure!!!
BUYER BEWARE> Rip off hackster....
I had Mike "make" me a Strat once. It only cost like $350. It was just a cheap Chinese body and neck with even cheaper parts and electronics. I swapped the neck with a Warmoth and put some SD California 50's in it.
Now I'm into it for what a good used Am Standard would cost but I'd never get that out of it. Something like a Squier Classic Vibe Strat (which I also own one of) completely blows a MGK out of the water.
He's not a bad guy but if you're a serious guitar player look somewhere else.
I haven't been here for a while and I see this necro post! Didn't even realise that there was a response by Mike Gee. Interesting.
I’m from Italy, and this is my experience with Mike Gee, hope may help someone:
I contacted him because I wanted him to build me a billy-bo thunderbird.
Before the purchase, I sent him lots of mails asking questions, and he always replied me very quickly.
He told the price was 600 $ including shipping (to Italy) and I had to pay him 450$ (with paypal) first, and the remaining 150$ when finished.
As soon as I payed him the 450$, his replies weren’t as quick as before, sometimes didn’t replied at all.
I spent 2 months asking him when he could start to build my guitar, and him replying “Sorry I’m full of work right now, I’ll begin asap, etc..”
So, I warned him that next month I would file a “case/dispute” to paypal, unless he shows me any progress.
He never replied, so, after 3 months from the purchase, I filed the paypal case, asking to get my money back.
Next day, he replied “Your guitar will be ready for Shipping tomorrow. We are out of the shop today for the labor day holiday. Please close the case”.
What !?!? where this guitar comes from, all of a sudden ?! he built it overnight !? maybe with stock leftover parts ?! How could he paint it, since I didn’t decided the colour yet ?!?!
Usually during the building process (which in his case he says it takes 4-6 weeks), the liuther/builder shows you the progress, sends some photos, asks for details/clarifications, if he’s doing right, there is some communication.
I asked him to send me a photo, he replied “I am not in shop today. It is a holiday here”, so I escalated the case to claim.
Next day, he sent me the photos, the guitar looked nice, even though I didn’t told him how to paint it, but at this point I didn’t trust him anymore, so I told him “you send the guitar, then I’ll pay you the remaining 25% and close the claim, or, you give me all my money back”.
He replied “you have to pay and close the claim first, otherwise if you want the money back, there is a 15% restocking fee since it is a custom order”
Since we didn’t find an agreement, we stopped the communication, and go on respond thru paypal.
Then I received this message from paypal “A partial refund in the amount of $382.50 has been suggested to resolve this complaint. Price of the deposit minus 20% restocking fee. If you do not decide on this partial refund offer within 3 calendar days, PayPal will complete the investigation and determine the outcome of the claim. “
I refused the partial refund, and finally Paypal gave me all my money back.
The problem is that I lost 37 euros since exchange rate between Dollar and Euro changed in the last 3 months, and another 10 euros for payment and refund transactions (as usual, rate when buying, and rate when paying, are different).
So, after 3 months, I lost 47 euros (about 55$) and no guitar.