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Author:  zebrastripes [ Thu May 27, 2010 7:51 pm ]
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Looks AMAZING Jay!!!! I have 3 questions for you.... does the vintage trem stay in tune? I've only played a floyd rose. How long did it take Mike to make it for you? Looks like a great form fitting case,is that included in the price? Thanks Jay!

Author:  JAY [ Fri May 28, 2010 3:32 am ]
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Crypticnight-the guitar is just like Randy's black and white IMO the talk about it being a mystical blue tint is hype.I believe it's always been black and maybe over the years the black has changed tint and now appears blue in certain light or in camera flash. I was asked by Jackal if I wanted the "blue "tint and declined-he will gladly paint it any color you wish :wink:

Zeprastripes: Yes the vintage tremolo stays in tune just fine and doesn't rob you of sustain as a floyd does. I am not a big divebomber/Steve Vai type player and I have the bridge flat to the body so I can't go sharp(pull up)on the bar-I use my Hamers for that stuff :D
-As for how long did the guitar take to build- we began talking in Aug 06 and I got the guitar Tuesday *LOL*LOL* Seriously I was in no hurry for the guitar so Mike and I got along just fine, I enjoyed waiting and getting build progress pics every so often as a surprise :shock: When you order a guitar from him or get on his "build list" he will contact you and you can work out the details on build time ,options and price. As for getting the build started I sent 50% up front and 50% when he was ready to ship the guitar( I offered to pay in full up front and Mike declined ) I knew after speaking to Des and KevinKyle and Mike himself -he is the most honest and trustworthy guy you will ever deal with period.
As for the case I chose a gator case because the coffin case I have for my Jackal PDV doesn't store easily because of its shape so I didn't want another :mrgreen:
Another thing about the case,and this goes to how much love and passion Mike has for his guitars and clients- you noticed the custom formed case interior,Mike custom made that for my guitar and did something so personal and special for my Pinstripe case I still can't believe he would honor me with such a gift. I waited 27 years for the guitar and the case means alot to me too,thanks for that Brother Mike 8) I'm not going to say what was done but if Jackal wants to share I'm fine with it.
BOTTOM LINE BUY A JACKAL-Mikes guitars are built one at a time by HAND ,unless you want to spend $10000 more for a still wrong headstock,a roll of black duck tape and the letters S O N for the Replica Jackson that is :roll:
In case you can't read between the lines i like the guitar *yay*

Author:  dannyahansen [ Fri May 28, 2010 8:44 pm ]
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I no longer have my Jackal V, but my experiance with Mike was great. He is very professional and will go over every detail. THe workmanship of his guitars is really high quality. I wish I still had mine. I had to sell for medical bills. I originally sold it for the marshall RR amp but the took so long and there was an issue with the amp when it came. I never saw it again. GC was suppose to have put it on a repair order. They probably just sold to some one else even though it had an issue. Good times. The guitar looks killer.

Author:  Jackal [ Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:05 pm ]
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I almost forgot to mention.
To anyone whos trying to get on my site. Yahoo (who used to host it) shut down their hosting after I had already paid for another year of domain ... scamming a-holes

Anyways until I can find another free host I won't have a website for a bit. Sorry. :(

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:35 pm ]
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awesome jay what # is it.??? i just came back from europe with mine...she came thru the tour awesomely

Author:  willow13 [ Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:49 pm ]
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JAY wrote:
Crypticnight-the guitar is just like Randy's black and white IMO the talk about it being a mystical blue tint is hype.I believe it's always been black and maybe over the years the black has changed tint and now appears blue in certain light or in camera flash. I was asked by Jackal if I wanted the "blue "tint and declined-he will gladly paint it any color you wish :wink:


I have contacted grover jackson and he told me it is "one shot blue" so there is no hype involved

Author:  Fernando Ramirez [ Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:06 am ]
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Jackal wrote:
I almost forgot to mention.
To anyone whos trying to get on my site. Yahoo (who used to host it) shut down their hosting after I had already paid for another year of domain ... scamming a-holes

Anyways until I can find another free host I won't have a website for a bit. Sorry. :(


I would recommend: http://www.webs.com

I use this for my three websites... have had it for several years now, and it's great. You can upgrade to pay... one of mine is about $50 a year (for no ads). Highly recommended to anybody here!

Take a look at my links for examples of what can be done.

Author:  JAY [ Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:00 am ]
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kevinkyle46542 wrote:
awesome jay what # is it.??? i just came back from europe with mine...she came thru the tour awesomely


Good to hear from you Kevin, glad the tour went well 8) I have no doubt these guitars are bulletproof-just have to be careful not to break the tip of the long wing,it's pretty thin :shock:
My Pinstripe is #16 but apparently it is really the 17th built-one was taken apart for some weird defect at some point in time :wink:

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:58 pm ]
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yea we dont count that one

Author:  ThreeMan [ Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:30 am ]
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I'm very interested in getting a Jackal pin striped Concored V. I can't seem to get in touch with him though. I can't send a pm on this board.

Author:  ThreeMan [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:48 pm ]
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What's the wait time for a Jackal pin stripe v?

Author:  Jackal [ Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:25 pm ]
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well the soap opera continues... so now that my Stroke scrambled my brain & my personality. it looks like my wife is Divorcing me by 2014 she " wants her life back & wants to find happiness again" which I can't fault her for. but Here's the deal... If I move out & into my own place... I may be finding a way out to visit randy's grave next year. I've always wanted to go... I'd love to meet some of you folks!- funny enough it was HER idea too

Author:  CrypticNight [ Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:45 pm ]
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I'm sorry to hear that, Jackal.

But on the upside of things, you get to hopefully visit Randy's grave now! More than I can say, at least lol

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:43 pm ]
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mike i filmed a music video using the white pinstripe you made for me in 05 #11 we just wrapped in oklahoma city yesterday and i flew home today.... video should be edited and ready in a month to 60 days time in conjuntion with our album release date of may 25 2013....the song is called Awakening... it the title track you can see bonus footage and making of stuff on my facebook page

Author:  Rob2000 [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:47 pm ]
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One day, some day...I have to get one of these pinstripe V's.

I hear nothing but nice things about them!

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:22 am ]
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well since his stroke ..he rehabbed then had another, he cannnot build anymore to date...not saying he wont ever but for now its a no go...so you will have to look and watch ebay or litings closely as there are only 15 in the world... good luck

Author:  Rob2000 [ Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:01 am ]
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Oh damn! Thats some shitty news! Hope he's doing ok!

Ill keep my eye out, thanks Kyle!

Author:  Jackal [ Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:56 pm ]
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Rob2000 wrote:
Oh damn! Thats some shitty news! Hope he's doing ok!

Ill keep my eye out, thanks Kyle!

Well Since this post I actually survived [cb]ANOTHER b[/code]troke so it basically just halted my recovery where it was when it happened :?

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