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'The Chief'

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 5:31am 10 Comments

While building guitars for the troops, I've finally completed one for myself.


'The Chief' is a 4-string electro/acoustic tenor guitar with a GuitarFuel  on-board amp with tone and volume controls, ear bud jack, and speakers built into the body.


The design was inspired by an old radio I found at a yard sale.  Maple front and back are joined with mahogany one-piece sides and back panels, walnut neck and maple fretboard make up the woodwork.  Corian nut…


LT Sullivan's Guitar

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 9:55am 9 Comments

LT Virginia Sullivan's three-string CBG has been shipped to her in Afghanistan.

Here is a photo, but if you're interested in more, and some details, go to my blog for a look.…


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At 10:27pm on January 12, 2014, Roosterman said…

All good here thanks Jess. You?

You mentioned you had some boxes you may be willing to part with - would it be possible to send me a couple of pics of what you have and an idea of price? Best message me directly with them if you can - I did send a message but maybe its lost in the ether.

All the best

At 10:12am on April 10, 2012, Carlton F said…

no trumpet jess ,and no cigar ....yamaha  ..XS 650...

ive spent the last hour looking at your work on the link and will have to spend another hour looking at your own site...class act my friend .

At 11:33am on January 19, 2012, The Phrygian Kid said…
Happy birthday you old fart :)
At 10:32am on December 1, 2011, bemuzic said…

Hi, thanks for the friend add : -)

At 11:38am on August 11, 2011, Dan Sleep said…

Jess, if you are going to be at York on the 27th, make sure you stop by my boot and say hi.



At 9:37pm on July 14, 2011, laban.thompson said…


Just thought I would drop you a line and see how everything is going..... I really do appreciate the fact that you are building me a guitar. It really means a great deal to me, I wish more Americans were like you guys! God Bless!

At 7:24am on May 26, 2011, Anthony Dennis said…
jess i sent the pics to your email, thanks again.
At 5:04am on May 26, 2011, Anthony Dennis said…
Jess, thank you for what has to be the coolest thing ive ever recieved.
At 3:43am on May 22, 2011, Anthony Dennis said…


you know i couldnt wait, So i took a peek at my guitar. That thing is awesome i cant wait to actually get it! Thank you so much, wha you guys do on here is awesome. I will definately be posting pics when it gets here thanks for everything.

At 2:48am on May 21, 2011, Anthony Dennis said…
Oh yeah one more question you wouldn't happen to have an extra slide laying around would you!

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