poor man's white penguin

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by calvin lee, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    28
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    lizardking, i want a jet, not a les paul or telecaster. thank you though.
    tara, you have the reputation around here as being the jet queen.
    what do you think i should do?
     
  2. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Age:
    34
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    :D LOL, do you even need to ask me?

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    In all seriousness, if you can afford it buy a Duo Jet, they go for between $1000 & $1800 on US eBay, depending on if they're new or used & their condition & they're well worth saving for, you should be able to find a great used one under $1400.

    Keep an eye on a mash:
    http://instrument.jaxed.com/cgi-bin...etsch&state=&ps=&pe=&ys=&ye=&so=d&submit=+GO+

    If you really can't afford it, then go a Pro Jet & mod it as you see fit..
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
  3. 6stings

    6stings Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Aug 14, 2010
    Norway
    I have been inspired by Crooner's mod too. Call it what you want, but it's a White Pro Jet with Dynas. I got mine from Ishibashi for $350. The mods is up to you...
     

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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    Tara, you are the embodiment of subtlety. :)
     
  5. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    28
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    hahaha! you ARE the jet queen!
    i would absolutely looooooove to have a duo jet.
    (or '55 chet atkins solidbody :D )
    but i reeeaaaaallly can't afford one. like, REALLY REALLY. haha. even for the pro jet, it would be a struggle to get the money together. (i'm disabled and can't work, but also cannot get disability, so i'm broke.) do they currently make pro jets in a white finish? i've only seen black and gold/silver sparkle.
     
  6. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    28
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    sir, you own a perfect guitar. absolutely gorgeous.
     
  7. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    I like the projet idea as well. The NYII's are single coils and pretty decent pickups. They have a good reputation. GFS also makes NYIII's which are humbuckers in the same size mount. They very much resemble the filtertron prototypes that were made for Chets original stereo 6120.
     
  8. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Age:
    34
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Ouch, sorry to hear about that! life dealt you some tough cards, man :(

    ProJet it is then :) You can only get white Pro Jets from Japan, touch base with Ishibashi or have a chat to Kuroyama (a member here) as he lives in Japan and can act as a sort of middle-man for you with Ishibashi, as I'm sure their English isn't great, but they do ship overseas & cheap, too.. You could also have a chat to Crooner & see how he went about getting his.
     
  9. 6stings

    6stings Friend of Fred

    Age:
    58
    Aug 14, 2010
    Norway
    I must say that Ishibashi's International Sales Agent, Mr. Hiroaki Gohno, is a real pro and his English is perfect.

    You can email him on intl@ishibashi.co.jp and tell him what you are looking for.

    I talked to him just a week ago when they listed one beautifull Red Pro Jet! Unfortunately, someone grabbed it just 5 minutes before for just $320.
     
  10. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Age:
    34
    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Great to know, I've saved him as a contact! thanks! :D
     
  11. DeadSharrk

    DeadSharrk Gretschie

    160
    Dec 19, 2010
    Oxford, UK
    Now I know what I want to do next guitar wise.

    Stop giving me ideas.

    Might get a Black Pro Jet, get it sprayed white, get a gold scratch plate and some gold humbuckers and be there.

    The White Penguin sound isn't exactly what I want, more of a normal Jet sound...
     
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I thought Ishibashi stopped shipping international for orders under 500 bucks?
     
  13. c7ble

    c7ble Gretschie

    422
    Apr 29, 2010
    Edinburgh
  14. calvin lee

    calvin lee Country Gent

    Age:
    28
    Jan 5, 2011
    new york
    thanks for your help tara! i really appreciate it.
     
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