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JET Guitar Testimonials
Thanks again for a truly amazing guitar. MFG
Milo and Marty Medriano
Many thanks & keep up the fine fine
Dear Mr. Terwilliger,
Hi. I just received Earlewood #215 I bought at Ed Roman's. It is just an unbelievable work of art. Oh yeah, it plays and sounds better than any guitar I have ever owned, and I've played just about all of them (PRS, McInturff, Gibson and Fender custom shops, etc.)
Thanks for doing what you're doing and you may hear from me in the future to order another Earlewood with Piezo.
I had it shipped to my office. So, I didn't have an amp immediately available. However, I played it unplugged and was amazed again. The sustain and resonance are very apparent, even unplugged. I could feel the string vibrations right through the back of the guitar into my chest, almost as if I was playing an Acoustic. I think I was resonating!! JET, the first guitar company to couple the player to the guitar!!! I love the cutaway at the top of the back. It makes the guitar sink right into my chest and is incredibly comfortable. Cool design feature!!
Here's the most surprising thing. I read much of the hype on the reactions of other people to the guitars. I didn't think much of that. I like nice things, but I'm not the type of person that shows off. So, that part of the testimonials didn't strike me very much. Anyway, I was playing the guitar in my office unplugged, and a guitar playing colleague of mine walked by and said, "What is that?" He was enthralled with it. When he played it, he couldn't get over the way it felt. He's still talking about it!! He called me this morning to ask me more questions about it. He simply won't stop telling me how much he liked it and thought about it overnight. Why am I saying this? Because it confirms the testimonials in every way, and it confirms that it's not just me getting excited about a new guitar. This is one time that I can say that "you can believe everything you read".
Lastly, I feel the need to comment on
the tone. Tone is such a subjective thing, and there is
really no way to effectively put into words... However,
the awesome tone of my Caldera can't go unrecognized.
I've been playing guitar for 25 years, both acoustic and
electric. I've owned many guitars, mostly high end, and
I know what I like when it comes to tone. For the last
15 years I've been an exclusive PRS player. I own two
custom 24's a McCarty Rosewood and a Modern Eagle. I
love these guitars, however, there is always something
that I can't get one of them to do. So, I switch up for
different sounds. I can honestly say that this Caldera
does them all. There is no tone on the Caldera that I'm
not able to achieve. So, I don't find myself wanting to
move to another guitar. I used to think that the Custom
24's were versatile. Boy was I wrong! You've set a whole
new bar when it comes to versatility and tone.
I received JET Earlewood #210 today! You
have created another masterpiece! You have met and
exceeded whatever expectations I was hoping for !!
Absolutely looks great, and sounds even better! Very
hard to put it down!
R. Scott Russell
My name is Craig Casca. I purchased JET Earlewood #139 from Ed Roman in October. I liked it so much I just bought Earlewood #145. Both guitars are awesome. You are an incredible craftsman. I have been playing for 30 years and have a nice Les Paul and a Strat, but your guitar is the best by far. I am spreading the word here in California. By the way the color on #145 is SPECTACULAR.
Thanks, Craig Casca
Thank you so much for my lefty JET Earlewood PLUS (with dancing yin/yang inlays). I absolutely love the guitar. I was a bit hesitant in ordering a guitar that I did not have a chance to play and there are many custom builders out there that make all sorts of wild claims. I must tell you that you have definitely made a believer out of me. In over 25 years of playing, I have never played a guitar which seems to be carved around the player. Instead of having to adapt myself to a guitar, I finally have a guitar which adapts to me and my inspiration. It just feels right.
I will treasure it always. Thank you.
I'm so grateful to have been able to buy
a guitar like this and for the fact that there are still
master crafts persons like yourself in this seemingly
diminishing world... thanks for building this guitar for
me Jeffrey Earle!
Hey Jeff, I bought Earlewood #105...its gorgeous!!! i just wanted to tell you how absolutely impressed I am with your craftsmanship and the amazing playability of this magnificent specimen. If anyone I know is looking for a new high quality guitar I'm sending them to you.
Best Wishes and Thank You!
I just have to thank you for making such
fantastic guitars! I bought Earlewood #97 from Ed Roman
a couple of weeks ago and finally had the opportunity to
gig with it last night. It was probably the most fun
I’ve ever had playing guitar in the 35 years I’ve been
doing it. I have a pile of really great guitars, but the
number of people who found me after last night’s gig to
ask what that guitar was and how I got that tone was
unprecedented for me. FYI. I bought the guitar without
even plugging it in because I liked the neck feel so
much, figuring it would probably sound OK, at least with
the Duncan Black Backs. So I was not prepared for what I
found when I plugged it in when I got it home. I am
especially enjoying the bridge single-coil position. I
haven’t before found a humbucker guitar with a good
bridge single-coil sound, so I’ve been gigging for years
with a humbucker guitar (most recently PRS) and a Tele,
which has made for too many guitar changes, inability to
change sounds within a song, etc. Your guitar does it
great, which is part of the reason I’m having so much
fun playing it. Just fabulous.
I just received my JET guitar & I am utterly blown away. I have searched over a 5 year period for the "ultimate" guitar & it has all culminated in the JET. I have always been a Gibson/ Fender "custom" shop proponent & have owned many of their guitars. Quite simply, the JET just stands alone in quality, sound & craftsmanship. It is so satisfying to have spent my money & got back at least what it was worth in product. Every aspect of the guitar is exceptional & the vibe is amazing. It is hard to believe that for the same money as a Les Paul or PRS, you can get a truly "handmade" guitar by a master craftsman. Not to mention that this guitar could stand alone as a ornate piece of art.
Mine is a dark golden amber & has
beautiful natural flame. It is not typical in that it is
not really an even flame. It is constant throughout the
entire top & at times is "tighter" than in other parts,
creating an undulating effect that is downright
"jaw-dropping". The tone-pros bridge combined with the
string thru concept is a work of genius giving the
guitar a unique, unparalleled feel & playability. It is
very loud, clear & defined even without plugging it in.
You can really feel the reverberations because of the
tone-chambers. I think this design allows a huge tonal
spectrum unavailable in every other traditional
solid-body electric. The Seymour Duncans sound
phenomenal clean, or crunched to death, & the 2-knob 5
way-switch combo is perfect, an economical design to get
the most out of your pick-ups. The Schaller tuners are
great & I take comfort in being "Kluson-free". Thank you
for going the extra mile to match the headstock wood &
performing all the finer points of your craft. The maple
binding on the neck is such a classy touch, it reminds
you that you have something very special in your hands.
I honestly feel like I have the best guitar in the
world. There is no going up from here!
I Just received EW#68. It is awesome (as you well know). I was very impressed with your work, and would like to be kept in mind in the future if, and when you start another series as unique as this one. I don't know how you did it, but this is the first guitar I have found that feels right. I picked it up and said @#$%, where have you been? I am 100% sold on your guitar. I stayed up all night last night finger picking. I'll gladly endorse your guitar (see phone number). I also own two Taylors, a Texas Fat Strat, and I just sold a Les Paul. None are as comfortable as this one. I bought it as a collector, but can't put it down. (Figures!) Remember the story about Stevie Ray Vaughan finding #1? The guy in the music store tried to sell him everything else in the store, but he insisted on taking that beat up looking guitar because of the "feel". That's what I have with this neck. I was bar chording chords I have been unable to get to on the strat, with ease on the EW.
Thanks a million!
I don't know where to begin telling you how fantastic this guitar is. I now question if I'm dreaming that I own such a beautiful priceless work of art. I played it 'out' for the first time today at the church where I've played for three years. As the music got hotter I could hear myself clearly in the mix for a change. It really held it's own with the Hammond B-3 and drums behind eight enthusiastic singers. Then they opened the door in front right next to where I sit and I saw it in direct sunlight. You described the top as "diamond-y,cloudy" but you didn't tell me that in the right light at the right angle you can see so deep into the wood! If there's ever a way to make a guitar better than mine I'm sure you'll be the one to figure it out. I am just astounded that you can put guitars together this well. It excels in every category: workmanship, playability, sound. After almost two weeks playing it every day it still leads me to new levels of playing. Thank you for everything.
I just received my guitar and I am awestruck! What an outstanding looking instrument. When the UPS driver delivered it he asked what kind of guitar it was, so I invited him in to "check it out." When I got it open both of our jaws dropped, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! I had to write down yours' and Ed Romans' site to get him to leave. After staring at the birdseye top for a half hour, I plugged her in and couldn't put it down til well after midnight. What an amazing variety of tones through my JCM 900 and '74 twin. Did I mention the effortless playability! No buzz anywhere, excellent setup! At first I thought it was too beautiful to play but since I started I can't stop. Thank you very much for building such a high quality instrument!
I was not disappointed by the fit and
finish; it is beautiful! I love the hardwood binding -
its a treat to look at. The dark blue finish appealed to
me as well - there is a beautiful quilt there, but it is
subtle, and I think it was very consistent with this
particular guitar's mystique - there seemed to always be
a little more to it than met the eye. I also like the
waxing / waning moon inlays - again, somehow especially
appropriate for this guitar.
Thanks so much for building such an incredible guitar. It has made all my other guitars collect dust. This is BY FAR the best sounding, most playable guitar I have ever touched. I used to think I wanted a McInturff or PRS, until I got a hold of yours. It's like comparing copper to gold! I must also add that my purple JET gets a lot of attention at shows. People always come up to me after every show and ask all kinds of questions about my JET. I look forward to adding a tremolo version of the JET so I can bury my strats. Thanks again for building such an incredible guitar.
I'm the very happy owner of Earlewood
#042. I find this guitar inspirational, it has great
tone and just a sweet, sweet vibe. Finding the JET
Earlewood is the result of a long, long, search for a
perfect guitar for me, it always seems like I would have
to compromise in my guitars. I could never find one that
really had it all: The looks, the tone, and the
playability. Well, the JET has it all! So I've sold my
other four guitars and the JET has taken their place. I
love its style and I also really like your "carnivore"
body style. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be in touch again at
I don't even know what to say - I just got JET serial # 028 in Bronze Idol and I am utterly floored by this guitar. I traded a hand built Warrior on this instrument, and all I can say is that I do not miss the Warrior at all. I am truly at a loss for words, If you start producing other models just go ahead and put me down for the first one!
Thanks for all your help Jeff,
I got the Earlewood guitar. It's amazing! It sounds great, plays great and looks awesome. T he color was exactly what I was looking for! The neck profile is perfect. you nailed it. I buy guitars all the time, mainly from guys like yourself, because you can build to order and you never stop searching for perfection. In my humble opinion you stand shoulder to shoulder with McInturff, & Moonstone. The Hipshot tremolo responds better than any other whammy on the planet. The more I play, the better it gets. Thanks again.
God bless, Tom Ivory
I got the Earlewood just yesterday and I have to say, "Oh My God.....!" It's an incredible guitar- really stunning quilt, gorgeous deep finish, and a very pleasant and unexpected surprise to see the new headstock which looks terrific. Makes my 3 PRS's with "10" tops look rather ordinary....The white maple neck binding looks sensational. Fret work is first-rate. Lots of attention to detail. Did I mention it is pleasantly lightweight, and the body is thin and comfortable?
Then came the good part- I started playing it. When I finally managed to put it down some hours later and stepped away to look at it, I realized this really is a beautiful guitar (again). But what grabs me more than anything is the low and wonderful action across the whole fretboard- must be the compound radius. I found no dead spots or spots where the strings fret out. Intonation was dead-on, in fact the guitar was almost perfectly in tune out of the box which must say something for the tuning stability! Having 24 frets, and easy access to them, is refreshing and very gratifying.
All in all a very playable guitar and it compels me to spend a lot of time with it. I can't imagine ever selling this one and that's what a great guitar is all about, eh? Thank you!
Jeff C. Eckert
1 November, 2000
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