stewart Cunning Linguist Joined: 14 Jul 2008 Posts: 17625 Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:49 pm Post subject: Jansen guitars?
never heard of these before. made in new zealand in the '60s, apparently.
there's a model called the jazzman which looks pretty cool. the guitarist from die! die! die! plays one.
the strats have a deceidely serviceman look about them, but i guess they're better made.
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Lucamo . Joined: 26 Jul 2010 Posts: 1689 Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:12 pm Post subject: Re: Jansen guitars?
i've come over a bit westtexasred in this post. feels good man.
These are super-hot. Good find. _________________
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BillClay . Joined: 28 Jun 2010 Posts: 1292
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:23 am Post subject:
Fairly boss-like, the jag strat XII is the main standout
Hurb Peanut the Kidnapper Joined: 17 Apr 2006 Posts: 5908
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:14 am Post subject:
nice looking guitars. I would hit it.
timhulio Redheaded Stepchild Joined: 20 Apr 2006 Posts: 4612 Location: London, UK
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:55 am Post subject:
Not a fan here. The hardware looks like it's made of stamped kitchen foil and the control switches remind me of the Italian Futuramas. Usually I like drek, but these look like junk. _________________
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dezb1 The Oppressor Joined: 01 Mar 2009 Posts: 7390 Location: glasgow
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:22 pm Post subject:
They do look like their made of tin foil... but I think the jazzmunter is quite cool looking. _________________ Extreme distortion used discreetly...
George . Joined: 03 Jul 2009 Posts: 20327 Location: UK
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:27 pm Post subject:
They look really cool. I love the fiesta 12 string jag'd up strat. Will keep an eye out for these. Are Jansen of any reasonable quality? They look like they could be a bit pony at first glance.
dub . Joined: 20 Aug 2008 Posts: 1480 Location: WGTN, Aotearoa
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:31 pm Post subject:
Can't really speak to the quality. They're pretty thin on the ground and whenever they come up for sale people want silly money for them.
Old Jansen amps are great though.
Ben79 . Joined: 04 Jun 2011 Posts: 279 Location: Brixton, London
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:48 pm Post subject:
Interesting, would like to have a go on that Jazzman.