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Jay Turser guitars

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Are these Chinese, or Korean, or from somewhere else?

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Yes.

Various sources at various times. Early on, Korea (I think), then one of the first brands to buy Chinese. I’ve had several - still have four I quite like, all from 2003-04. They’re Chinese. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re Indonesian or Vietnamese by now.

The brand used to offer some interesting models alongside the bottom-feeding copies; the last I looked, all that was left was the copies. But they’ll always be from the lowest-cost source, wherever in the global economy that migrates.

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If I got the year of one I'm interested in, could you maybe guess at a country? When did Turser builds begin?

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If I got the year of one I'm interested in, could you maybe guess at a country? When did Turser builds begin?

– DCBirdMan

It's not the Jay Turser "Shark" guitar, is it?

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I was first aware of the brand around 2003, when it was a product of Music Industries - who sold it in 2009. I don't know how long the name had been used before that.

According to wiki, all production is still Chinese. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...

At a NAMM show around 2006 I visited with the guy who ran Music Industries and developed the brand. He was an actual guitar guy, which explained why there was once a variety of interesting models in the line.

I don't think the current owners care.

What guitar are you looking at?

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Oh the Shark.

Some dumb ideas too...

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When I was on a T-Bone kick, I whim bought a Jay Turser JT-134 archtop hollow body in natural, this was in 02. I still have it. It was and is a well built guitar. I do believe it's Chinese. As to be expected, it has some weaker pickups in it but everything works correctly, it stays in tune, and has aged to a fine amber color.

After that, it seemed they sold LP copies with lots of bling to Strat copies and a lot in between. I've been pleased with it for the most part.

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there's a interesting Turser up on Reverb, an odd little thing that's kind of like a 24" Dynasonic with Jazzmaster pickups and vibrato. i'd think about it if Squier Jazzys weren't so cheap.

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On the Shark...

A Walleye guitar might sell well in Minnesota.


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