TDS
LET'S GO PENS
Join date: Nov 2007
813 IQ
#1
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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beverboy
Registered User
Join date: Oct 2007
455 IQ
#3
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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dmcb123
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Join date: Jun 2009
10 IQ
#4
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
bmt3nz
'L' plate
Join date: Sep 2008
10 IQ
#5
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.

Here's a picture of mine:
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Last edited by bmt3nz at Jun 23, 2009,
heavenishell
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2007
522 IQ
#6
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
Taxivader
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2009
21 IQ
#7
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)
Ian hawkins
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2008
955 IQ
#8
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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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
bmt3nz
'L' plate
Join date: Sep 2008
10 IQ
#9
Quote by TDS
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.

Cheers
I need more gain!
Gear:
J&D Brothers LS-5 (LP copy)
Taylor 414CE
Laney LH50R II
Sovtek 2x12 cabinet (Eminence speakers)
Zoom G2 effects pedal
Marshall P802 footswitch
Roland Cube 30X