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#1 marleaux62

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:03 AM

Is John Elliott still building basses?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:12 AM

His website is still up. Is he not responding to email?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:32 PM

I contacted John about getting a bass built he said he was clearing the decks of work.
He said he was not taking anymore work on at the moment.
Someone mentioned to me that he didn't think he was going to build again.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:56 PM

In fairness, I've been hearing that for a while.

I really hope he doesn't stop. He's one of the finest in the country IMHO.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:50 PM

Totally agree my jazz is fantastic better than any Fender custom shop I've played so far.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:13 PM

Someone else mentioned that he is moving premises. Not that I have a clue.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Mine was finished in May last year and is fantastic. It's the '58 style blonde on his website.

He's a one-man operation so if he's saying he's too busy at the moment I'd take him by his word, might be worth trying again in a few months.

I last saw him in November and he was still in the same place, still building.

If you like vintage style fenders these are great instruments, IMO. Attention to detail is fantastic.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

http://basschat.co.u...__fromsearch__1

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

Thanks for the help I already have a bravewood 66 jazz the one on his website.
But I was after him to build me a sunburst p bass I will give it a few months and try him again.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:46 PM

Following this topic starting, I emailed him yesterday because as usual I'm late to the party. I would really like a relic '63 P and left handed at that. I had just got around to a bit of serious research and his name came up. I got a very nice replay this morning to say that he is moving to another part of the country so is only working on projects he already has in hand in order to finish them before he moves. It was unclear whether he will start again once he has moved, but as he suggested he was moving his workshop too it seems likely. I've asked him to let me know when he is in a position to take fresh orders, but I fear this may be a while away.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:32 AM

That's good news I think I'll do the same and hopefully get a bass built of him.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

If anyone is thinking of selling a bravewood p bass a 60s sunburst.
PM me thanks

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:09 PM

 phil.c60, on 21 March 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

Following this topic starting, I emailed him yesterday because as usual I'm late to the party. I would really like a relic '63 P and left handed at that. I had just got around to a bit of serious research and his name came up. I got a very nice replay this morning to say that he is moving to another part of the country so is only working on projects he already has in hand in order to finish them before he moves. It was unclear whether he will start again once he has moved, but as he suggested he was moving his workshop too it seems likely. I've asked him to let me know when he is in a position to take fresh orders, but I fear this may be a while away.
He did say on his site that he doesn't do left handers ; perhaps he has changed policy
I'm probably reading on an iPhone and so cant see signatures and locations as I'm likely using the lo-fi version..Please be understanding if I ask for this information for the usual reasons.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

I hassled him mercilessly to build me a pre CBS 5 string jazz. He only has jigs and templates for 4 strings If he has jigs for left handed ones you are in luck but I have not seen any left handed ones.

Edited by owen, 25 March 2017 - 09:15 PM.

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