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  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 3100
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    Wasn’t expecting that. 

    I get how he feels in a way. I know I haven’t been doing this that long in the grand scheme of things but only yesterday I made the decision to stop working so much and commit more time to my family. 

    I’ll bet he’ll be relieved when the last guitar goes out and I hope he enjoys the next phase of his life. Massive respect for him.
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 11709
    Never heard a bad word about the guitars or the guy. Part of me wishes he'd keep going but with a higher price list, but I fully understand if he just wants to step away completely. 

    Might have a quick look on reverb today before prices for used ones inevitably go up...
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  • bacchanalianbacchanalian Frets: 376
    There is a lovely green one for sale in the classifieds at the moment but the seller may have a change of heart now.
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  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 3100
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    Mmmmmmm.... 

    JD is taking the piss, no? 

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    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    edited July 16
    Yep, seems like Dan just closed his business to enjoy life in the sun. Good for him. He made some of the best Fender style guitars available today.

    I'm the seller of the "lovely green" one in the sales. I haven't had a change of heart. I love that guitar, but I also have a Masterbuilt for sale. Whichever one sells, I'll keep the other.

    The Danocaster is probably one of the best teles I've played. With Dan out of commission and no more Peter Florence pickups, it would be hard to find another one like this, so yes I've unshamefully followed the trend and increased my price after being contacted by a lot of people in the last 24h over reverb (mine is still the cheapest one on reverb at the moment).

    But I have absolutely no complaints if it doesn't sell.
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  • Strat54Strat54 Frets: 1189
    edited July 16
    Had a Freakin' era blackguard T a while back. Nice guitar but not the last word in Tele. I'd have kept it otherwise. I'm sure he's made the right decision and all credit to him for putting health before wealth.
     He created a 'monster' like lots of successful one man bands these days...the road to burnout from there is pretty short accelerated by social media and clients unrealistic demands and expectations. 
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  • andrewawardandrewaward Frets: 754
    edited July 16
    In his early days I supplied Dan with quite a few orignal 60s jazzmaster tort pickguards and original 60s Jazzmaster pickups for his builds. Back then he was using the traditional F jazzmaster shaped headstock. If one of these ones come up for sale I'd think it would sell for quite a bit
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  • CloudNineCloudNine Frets: 2807
    He may go down as the finest assembler of pre built parts in guitar history.

    # Previously Stevieb76 on the old Music Radar #
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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    CloudNine said:
    He may go down as the finest assembler of pre built parts in guitar history.

    Judging from the gigantic waiting list, seems like people are into that. You'd think that what fender does is radically different, but actually, it's not... even at a Masterbuilt level. Trust me.
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  • CloudNineCloudNine Frets: 2807
    brooom said:
    CloudNine said:
    He may go down as the finest assembler of pre built parts in guitar history.

    Judging from the gigantic waiting list, seems like people are into that. You'd think that what fender does is radically different, but actually, it's not... even at a Masterbuilt level. Trust me.
    I don't think comparison to the big F is really relevant here, but I would indeed question the price of Masterbuilt guitars especially. I have owned a good few Team Built and played quite a few MB's and can't see, feel or hear any difference.... I currently have a couple of Rocketfire Strat's, fully built in house, down to the pickups (which as it happens appear in a large proportion of Dano guitars), and I prefer both to the Fender guitars I have owned, especially tonally. Never played a Danocaster, but one of my mates played a few and judged it was mostly hype. Good guitars, but not special particularly.
    # Previously Stevieb76 on the old Music Radar #
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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    edited July 16
    Fully agree on the teambuilt/masterbuilt. Has I've had many of both. Never had RocketFire pickups in any of my Danos. Always chose Peter Florence.

    Regarding the whether it's special or not... feel free to drop by and try mine, for curiosity's sake if nothing else. Then you can decide whether it is or not.
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  • KKJaleKKJale Frets: 819
    Best of luck to him. I'll miss all his guitars on my IG feed... he has a really exceptional touch with the faded '60s metallics. 
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  • bacchanalianbacchanalian Frets: 376
    brooom said:

    I'm the seller of the "lovely green" one in the sales. I haven't had a change of heart. I love that guitar, but I also have a Masterbuilt for sale. Whichever one sells, I'll keep the other.


    Apologies, referring to the Dano as 'lovely green' is underselling it,  It looks fantastic. 
    If I were in your enviable position I would definitely keep the Dano and sell the Masterbuilt. There will be a few hundred other Masterbuilts about by the end of the year.

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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    At prices I have them right now, it's very likely I'll keep both  B)

    It's ok, I should only keep one to be honest. I have to much stuff as it is. Just bumped the price on the Dano temporarily until the "danocaster is no more" frenzy is over.
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  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 3100
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    CloudNine said:
    He may go down as the finest assembler of pre built parts in guitar history.

    Not John Cruz? Hmmm
    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    CloudNine said:
    He may go down as the finest assembler of pre built parts in guitar history.

    Not John Cruz? Hmmm
    Exactly, have a wisdom.
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  • DanRDanR Frets: 745
    So basically all the guitars people couldn’t sell last week are now going up in price to still be sat unsold in another months time.
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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    Nope, actually lots of them sold in the last 2 days, both in reverb and at LA vintage gear. Their only distributor.
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  • bacchanalianbacchanalian Frets: 376
    Golly but some of those single cuts are very lovely.
    The most surprising thing is the Ron Ellis pickups.
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  • AnchorboyAnchorboy Frets: 252
    The offset on Reverb is cracking looking
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  • brooombrooom Frets: 398
    edited July 17
    Golly but some of those single cuts are very lovely.
    The most surprising thing is the Ron Ellis pickups.
    That filter is actually not the best one... try setting the shipping to anywhere, and you'll get some more hits:

    https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=DANOCASTER&show_only_sold=true&sort=price|desc&ships_to=XX
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  • chris78chris78 Frets: 1012
    I was on the tele forum before this page and the guys on there all used to go nuts for Dan's stuff. I've never had the pleasure of playing one, but good luck to the guy
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  • Strat54Strat54 Frets: 1189
    Before Dan everyone went nuts for GVCG's. There's always another builder. Fender will be happy, they were pretty pissed when Keith Urban was photographed for his new CD with a Dano a few years back. 
    Meanwhile the silly sellers are out in force, at the moment you can buy a genuine '62 for the price of a double cut Danocaster....lol. Outside of the guitar forums and social media no guitarist has heard of him. 
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  • SCRelicsGuitarsSCRelicsGuitars Frets: 3100
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    Are GVCG building again? I found an article online but I wasn’t sure how fresh the info was. Had to laugh at this reverb listing though.. “rare F logo”. Yeah... really “rare”. 

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    Formerly lonestar • Owner of SC Relics Guitars • www.screlics.co.uk • aged boutique partcaster bodies and necks
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  • Strat54Strat54 Frets: 1189
    Apparently so. 

    'BIG announcement:

    Fresh off 170 dates with Roger Waters as his band leader, backing vocalist and lead guitarist Jonathan Wilson is proud to announce his partnering with Destroy All Guitars as he once again launches GVCG Guitars. Jonathan will be serving up some of the finest S & T style guitars under the sun with the same unparalleled quality as Greenwich Village Custom Guitars so famously did in the past. Jonathan is turning up the gas and firing up a new, bigger facility to meet what will surely be a huge demand.

    The Teles will be the light Ultimate 55s. The Strats will be the 55 Maple Neck White Blonde and the Aged Olympic White 63 (rosewood fingerboard). Look out because we just think this is the biggest thing ever... EVER!

    Stay tuned for more'

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  • SteveRobinsonSteveRobinson Frets: 2325
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    Jonathan Wilson is a really great guitarist, singer and songwriter. 

    I saw him at Gorilla around 2013 (I think @Basher came too?) using his self-build telecaster.

    He's playing Birmingham Hare & Hounds tonight so a rare chance to catch him if you are able!
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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 951
    Hadn't really seen many Danocasters until I read this thread.
    Went to have a look & he did do some very nice looking stuff, but I would baulk at paying so much for what is effectively a Fender copy (I know, too simplistic).
    Have a look at the inner edge of the f-hole on this Thinline, I don't think I have seen anything that looked more like plywood  :) ;)

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  • BasherBasher Frets: 751
    Jonathan Wilson is a really great guitarist, singer and songwriter. 

    I saw him at Gorilla around 2013 (I think @Basher came too?) using his self-build telecaster.

    He's playing Birmingham Hare & Hounds tonight so a rare chance to catch him if you are able!
    Yes @SteveRobinson - that was me.

    Cracking performance and I was blown away by the whole band.

    His own guitars look great and I've read that they're top notch instruments. Not sure if that will continue after the relaunch and upscaling.

    Thankfully I'm already sorted in the quality blonde strat department from a supplier much nearer to home!
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  • SteveRobinsonSteveRobinson Frets: 2325
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    The offer of a free refret in bigger wire is still on the table @Basher ;
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