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Duo Jet Clones?

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I was wondering if there ever have been Duo Jet clones made, like the countless Tele, Strat and Les Paul copies? I only came accross a Dillion Duo-Jet on Ebay once. Other than that I can only think of guitars where the Jet might has been the inspiration, like the Schecter Solo Vintage.

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There is a LOT

3

...more work to do it all from scratch, relative to plank guitars.

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There is a LOT

– riz

There is a LOT

– riz

Do you got some brand names? I never noticed any but the Dillion, but than again I wasn't looking.

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There was a Greco copy of the 1970s Roc Jet. It looks off though, the pickups are not 1970s type and the cutaway is too sharp. They were also available in black.

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Before FMIC got involved with Gretsch there were DeArmond M-75 and M-77's. Though the body shape was that of the Guild Aristocrat (still looks more like a jet than a Les Paul), they were quite Duo-Jet-ish with a Bigsby, DeArmond pickups and sparkle, orange and black tops.

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There is a LOT

– riz

There is a LOT

– riz

I disagree, most are LP clones. Not too many DJ clones. The distinguishing features of the DJ would be Filter type pickups, and the Gretsch control layout.

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I have a M75T and always thought is is somewhere between a Jet, Les Paul and Aristocrat.

Greco made some cool Gretsch archtop copies in the 80s I think. At least judging by pictures, I never saw a real one in my life.


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