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 #160248  by kyleciarrocchi
 Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:05 pm
hey! it doesnt have to look much like any of jerrys guitars, just as long as it has the sound and style. looking for something that is affordable preferably under like 600 but im open to options. thanks!

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 #160252  by ac4468
 Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Outside of the Phred guitars, for $600 you can get used Mexi Strat, a Stratoblaster and a set of DAllen Voodoo 69's. No OBEL but would be a great bargain.
 #160299  by GeneralGoldilocks
 Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:48 pm
I'ld get a nice parts caster off of ebay, just be patient and wait for something with some decent pickups. fender custom shop 69's are always a good place to start. add a blaster if you still have some money left over. passive will get you most of the way there, though.
 #160303  by tdcrjeff
 Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:19 pm
kyleciarrocchi wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 pm
joethepainter wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:21 pm
https://shop.phredinstruments.com/

This should get you started.
the guitar I'm using now is a phred dockstar. love it so much and Freddy's the man but need a more jerry guitar for the dead cover band
??

Have look at some of the other Phred guitars, like:
https://shop.phredinstruments.com/wolph
https://shop.phredinstruments.com/liger
 #160304  by kyleciarrocchi
 Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:25 pm
tdcrjeff wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:19 pm
kyleciarrocchi wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 pm
joethepainter wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:21 pm
https://shop.phredinstruments.com/

This should get you started.
the guitar I'm using now is a phred dockstar. love it so much and Freddy's the man but need a more jerry guitar for the dead cover band
??

Have look at some of the other Phred guitars, like:
https://shop.phredinstruments.com/wolph
https://shop.phredinstruments.com/liger
I'm just not sure if I want the guitar to look identical to jerry, I'm more interested in the sound and feel if possible
 #160306  by hippieguy1954
 Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:38 pm
GeneralGoldilocks wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:48 pm
I'ld get a nice parts caster off of ebay, just be patient and wait for something with some decent pickups. fender custom shop 69's are always a good place to start. add a blaster if you still have some money left over. passive will get you most of the way there, though.
+1 Or you can wire it up with a buffer and OBEL if so inclined. Maple fret board. Gets very close.
 #160379  by ski_rick
 Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 am
I picked up a Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60th Anniversary Stratocaster off the used rack at Guitar Center a couple years ago for next to nothing (it was a customer return, still had the plastic on the pickguard). I'm shocked at how well it played right off the rack and the pickups sound great.

I ended up blocking off the wammy bar and added a Stratoblaster (the bronze even matchs the gold hardware pretty well). Well under $600, sounds VERY Jerry, IMHO it has an authentic look without being a copy too.
 #160380  by mkaufman
 Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:11 pm
If you're interested, I have an early 80's Ibanez Blazer (Fijugen built, Strat) with Jerry electronics. It has buffer, obel, bakelite pickguard (non-conductive - prevents static charge noise), phase switch, new frets, strap locks & fully shielded.

If you don't like the pickups, you can easily swap out the current pickups.

PM me if interested.

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