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Old 06-22-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Anyone hear of J&D Brothers Guitars?

Has anyone heard of this brand? They seem to be an Asian company that produces copies of Gibson, Ibanez, PRS, and other big name guitar brands.

I'm asking because I'm thinking about buying one of their LP copies at this local store. I want to be resasonably sure it's a reliable brand of guitar before I buy it.

Their website is www.jandd-guitars.com
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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My guitar teacher said they were ok for the money, but I haven't played any myself
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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well, ive had one of those, but really...

they arn't worth much... the humbuckers will fail after a few months and the feel realy cheap...

if you need some more info about anything else... just ask
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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well the musicstore(musicstore.de) seems to endorse these guitars as they sell a lot of them i would say theyre ok and ye i would guess that they are fairly reliable although i have no experience with them
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:07 AM   #5
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Go on, you know you want to...

I've got the J&D Brothers LS-5 and have had it for 2 years without any fault. I have never played a Gibson but my J&D has a nice tone (something one of the shop guys admitted to me with a 'tone' of surprise in his voice sometime after I bought it) and it has a good action. I got it new for half the price of the equivalent Epiphone.

The only thing I can say about it that is not good is some minor things in its finish. The binding along the edge of the neck in one spot has needed a little bit of filler (done in the factory), but you only notice that if you look close, and that the wood grain is lost a little behind the layers of varnish. Have a close look at the one that takes your fancy for these details. But these things are all good, solid wood.

I've upgraded my amp to a 50W Laney LH50R II valve amp as the guitar was better than my Roland Cube 30X would allow it to be.

So try it out and see what YOU think. I am not the least bit ashamed of my 'no name' J&D Brothers imitation Les Paul.

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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i have one of there 'prs copys i can't think of the model name.
its a quilted maple top, with a blue finish. it plays nice for the price i paid. it bet the epiphones i tried out. i have a nice tone out of mine, which i find great for the price, the dont really feel 'cheap' so thats a plus
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:20 AM   #7
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Maybe it's because I come from London, but why, oh why, would you call a company "Jack & Danny Brothers"






For those that don't come from London, we sometimes use rhyming slang - "Jack & Danny" = "Fanny" (and even that means something different this side of the Atlantic)
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:08 AM   #8
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I played a J&D SG once.It was a very nice guitar for the price it was.I don't know about the sound quality but it had a good feel to it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #9
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Has anyone heard of this brand? They seem to be an Asian company that produces copies of Gibson, Ibanez, PRS, and other big name guitar brands.

I'm asking because I'm thinking about buying one of their LP copies at this local store. I want to be resasonably sure it's a reliable brand of guitar before I buy it.

Their website is www.jandd-guitars.com


Hey TDS,

Let us know how you go with purchasing a J&D LP copy.

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I have a steel string J&D acoustic, its a bit badly set up.. but has awesome potential !!
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This thread is three years old. Please be mindful of bumping old threads. (read: don't)
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