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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: September 23rd, 2013, 8:27 am 
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Bump.

The last time I checked with Jerry on this I received no reply?


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: November 5th, 2013, 11:08 am 
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This is Jerry from Jerry's Lefty Guitars. I've just been told by Peerless that I can order directly from them again (the new distribution center has has gone out of business). I'm ordering at least 24 guitars and basses in the next couple of weeks. The Jack Casady Bass is going to be in that order. I only have to order 4 of any one model, and I plan to order at least 4 of the these basses, possibly 6 or more if there is enough interest. I don't have confirmed pricing because of shipping and import duties, but I believe I can have these for less than $1000, with the original hard case, shipped anywhere in the US.
Peerless made these exact basses for Epiphone before Epiphone built their own factory in China in 2002. They also built the Casino, Joe Pass, and Sheraton. They continue to make guitars for Gretsch and Ibanez. I'll also be getting lefty Songbirds (Casino's) and other models.


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: November 5th, 2013, 1:15 pm 
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Hey Jerry! Awesome to have you pop in. :D

What finishes will be available for the Jack Casady? I assume at least gold and black, no?


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2013, 2:38 pm 
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What Peter said! Thanks for joining to let us know.

Please give us more details if you know any on the lefty Casady basses.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2013, 8:43 pm 
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Black and Gold are the available colors, but I was going to only order the gold right now. I don't need to tell you about the general lefty aversion to black instruments.


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2013, 8:40 am 
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jerrysleftyguitars wrote:
Black and Gold are the available colors, but I was going to only order the gold right now. I don't need to tell you about the general lefty aversion to black instruments.


LOL, Amen!

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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: November 6th, 2013, 11:22 am 
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I'd be interested in black or gold. Played a righty Epi JC and it was very well made and had good semi-solid Gibson like tone.


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PostPosted: November 12th, 2013, 11:48 am 
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Can black be special ordered with the gold too, or would you have to order 4 in black?


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: November 18th, 2013, 12:00 pm 
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Oh swell, after I just spent my allowance on Precision Guitar Kit SG.....

what to sell, what to sell.......

Are they doing it to us again? righties are going for under $700 everywhere. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: November 30th, 2013, 10:28 am 
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Saw Hot Tuna last night in Syracuse- Jack was playing the Epi bass. Full and thumpy most of the time, but it could growl when he pushed it. He took four or five solos. A great night of acoustic music.


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PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 9:24 am 
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Almost a year since the last post in this thread, did anyone get one of the gold top basses Jerry ordered?


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 9:29 am 
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andrew wrote:
Almost a year since the last post in this thread, did anyone get one of the gold top basses Jerry ordered?

Don't know if Jerry ever ordered (or got them). Last couple of times I've been on his site he doesn't even have any basses. Anybody know what's up?


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: October 20th, 2014, 6:37 am 
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I checked with Jerry recently- he never ordered any from Peerless. I also checked with Southpaw since they are listed as a Peerless dealer, they said it's very difficult to deal with Peerless. So all dead ends so far. I'm thinking I'm going to have to get a righty and "set to work upon it".

I'll be seeing Hot Tuna again in December, I'll check with Jack... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: October 20th, 2014, 10:10 am 
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I got no info from Jerry when I inquired and the same answer from Jim at Southpaw as OLB got. I emailed a couple other Peerless dealers and got no response from most, but one replied that Peerless discontinued the bass in lefty (at least in black) and they'd look to see if there were any left in stock in the USA. And no more follow up response from there.

I also messaged Peerless directly and got no response. It's a shame because they seem to make a cool product but their communication is abysmal with both customers and dealers alike.

Lets try directly one more time...


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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: November 4th, 2014, 7:47 pm 
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OK, since we don't seem to be getting anywhere with Gibson, Epiphone, Peerless, or any of the dealers, I went out and got a project JC bass. It was on ebay, had a few minor issues so it went for reasonable. It's a 2001- made in the Peerless factory. One of the previous owners gave it a "blackification"- removed the pickguard and switch surround, changed the knobs. I plan on reversing as much of that as possible.

I'm planning on leftifying it. Make a new bone nut, reset the bridge saddles, move the controls over to the proper side, fill the old holes and do some minor refinishing. StewMac order is on the way. It sounds pretty nice as is, but I need it flipped.

I'll keep you apprised as I progress. Wish me luck... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: January 26th, 2015, 11:33 am 
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OK, off and running- here we go:

I made a new (lefty) bone nut, reversed the saddles. Controls out, holes drilled, old holes plugged with tapered wood plugs, skim coat of Bondo over the plugs.

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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: March 22nd, 2015, 6:26 pm 
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As close as I'm going to get. Some finishing left to do on the old holes but they're plugged with maple plugs, filled and a quick coat of laquer. Have to wait for warm weather to finish that, but it's playable. I made a bone nut, drilled the new holes and rewired, flipped the pickup (it appears on the bottom to be asymetrical), WD made me a lefty pickguard, reset the saddles for lefty. I have the new figerboard side dot markers but they're not in yet. Plays just fine. Ta Da!

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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: March 22nd, 2015, 7:50 pm 
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Well done, buddy! How does it sound?

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 Post subject: Re: Peerless Jack Casady signature bass
PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 5:42 am 
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Oh, about the same as when it was right-handed... excellent. :lol:


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