My BadMojo Makeover experience

ESchmidt

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Hello everyone

Do not send your guitar to Andy Stidoms, former owner/operator of Badmojo Vintage makeovers. He is an absolute thief, you will NOT see your guitar again. A special place in hell resides for crooks like Andy.
 
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What's the story on stingers, are they to cover a break or just a personal choice?
 

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I'm not 100% sure, but from what I've read stingers were there to cover up a blemish such as a mineral streak or knot. I just happen to like the look and figured it would make my guitar even more unique.
 
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Thanks for the shout out Eric! I can definitely see why you fell in love with that beauty. I’m glad I could be part of its history.

-Andy
 

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The color is really nice. I like the multi-piece top a whole lot. It's beautiful and also unpretentious. In these days of flamboyant veneers over crap wood, seeing something so obviously solid and honest us really nice. Relic-ing is not for me, but in this case does not influde the ricicoulsyly exaggerated stuff that yells "fake"! Great guitar!
 

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The color is really nice. I like the multi-piece top a whole lot. It's beautiful and also unpretentious. In these days of flamboyant veneers over crap wood, seeing something so obviously solid and honest us really nice. Relic-ing is not for me, but in this case does not influde the ricicoulsyly exaggerated stuff that yells "fake"! Great guitar!
Thank you for the kind words, very much appreciated!
 

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Beautiful axe, outstanding!

What great craftsmanship , a true work of art.

Not only functional , but worthy of being displayed like you would sculpture , painting etc...

Congratulations , I obviously love it!
 

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Very Nice guitar and the result of the refinishing looks top notch! I do really like stingers so I believe you made the right choice.
 

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E Schmidt - You have a Wonderful Guitar refinished by Andy at BADMOJO - I myself cannot say enough good things about his work. I have a couple of guitar techs that do very high quality work - but they take FOREVER , like a couple of years because they are tied up on jobs that are easier and pays their rent IMMEDIATELY. I sent my SG Jr for a refin and it was done FAST ! Within 8 months, the work that Andy did was OUTSTANDING. He even recommended that I have a "stinger" placed on my guitar, and it really looks awesome. Andy is the best in answering emails to keep you posted on the status of your guitar. He was so very prompt and patient in answering my emails that everything was done via emails - I NEVER called him on the phone, amazing ! Somewhere in the very near future, I will send another SG Jr to him for a refin. His work is terrific - so I would definitely recommend anyone who is considering a refin to give Andy at BadMojo a "shout" - you will not be disappointed !
 
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Thanks for the kind words @BA-CHEE, Andy certainly knows his stuff. I sent him a 2017 historic for a complete Pearly Gates inspired conversion along with being fitted with many vintage 1950s parts. I am looking forward to seeing his work on that one!
 
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Hello everyone

Do not send your guitar to Andy Stidoms, former owner/operator of Badmojo Vintage makeovers. He is an absolute thief, you will NOT see your guitar again. A special place in hell resides for crooks like Andy.
ok so im DYING to know how we went from everyone saying "thats a beautiful guitar" to THIS.
Im researching refinish options and was being sold pretty hard on BadMojo services til i hit this
 

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ok so im DYING to know how we went from everyone saying "thats a beautiful guitar" to THIS.
Im researching refinish options and was being sold pretty hard on BadMojo services til i hit this
There is another thread in the Backstage somewhere.

TLDR; He "closed" his business while still having a lot of customer's guitars with the work not completed. He then disappeared. He never sent back any of the guitars, except I think he sent one back because the forum hunted him down on Facebook. But after this I stopped following the developments.

I considered him as well until I found that thread...
 

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If you find him or are able to contact him, please post his contact info on here.

There's a lot of guys on here that want their guitars back.

The big "hunt him down" thread that was on here has gone MIA.
 


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