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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 12:40:57 pm »
How much do they cost? Also thanks for the review, I never knew that Maton were made in Australia. I have seen some requests for video lessons for this song, I don't know what your intitial responses are to requests. I would say keep this one for yourself man, it sounds very special and if people want to play it, let them transcribe. Just my opinion.

Also I have seen you comment on youtube about the song just coming out without previously being played, I thought this song had some sort of element to it. Songs that are created in this manner are just so unique. I love this song! It is just so powerful.  :)
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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 01:19:55 pm »
How much do they cost? Also thanks for the review, I never knew that Maton were made in Australia. I have seen some requests for video lessons for this song, I don't know what your intitial responses are to requests. I would say keep this one for yourself man, it sounds very special and if people want to play it, let them transcribe. Just my opinion.

Also I have seen you comment on youtube about the song just coming out without previously being played, I thought this song had some sort of element to it. Songs that are created in this manner are just so unique. I love this song! It is just so powerful.  :)

Song?

I thought Justin meant he has a Maton guitar called 'Jessie'.

Now I'm really lost  :-\

I would have looked a real fool if I had've asked what I was going to: "Justin, why do you call your guitar Jessie?"  :-X

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 02:34:44 pm »
I would have looked a real fool if I had've asked what I was going to: "Justin, why do you call your guitar Jessie?"  :-X

There is a video Justin has recorded on his guitar named "Jessie", and in the video he plays a song from a cd to be released around mid year to demonsrate what the guitar sounds like. Sorry for the confusion, so the question you have is valid. I can actually answer this question but I will leave it for J  ;)

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 08:27:40 pm »
How much do they cost? Also thanks for the review, I never knew that Maton were made in Australia.

Cost - from reasonable to astronomical like most guitar brands.

I've just spent a year saving for a Maton but ended up buying another Aussie-made acoustic - a Cole Clark Fat Lady.  If it wasn't a dreadnought I'd squeeze her into my bed every night I love her that much.  ;)

http://www.coleclarkguitars.com/index.asp

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 02:10:22 am »
Great review of a great guitar. Nice also to see "Katie's Window" being played as well as just hearing it on Justin's MySpace page.

Gotta disagree with Strat0Blues, though. It would be awesome to have Justin's songs broken down in video lessons for those of us who like to play in that style. For me personally, I'm thinking particularly of "Broken", "Falling Next to You" and of course "From Katie's Window". Might be an idea for a future DVD instead of online lessons - I'd buy it for one!!

Anyway, they do say that Imitation is the most sincere form of Flattery!!!

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 02:21:27 pm »
I'd buy it too  ;) ;) :D

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 06:08:57 pm »
I bet the J at the seventeen fret goes for Joker, makes more sense  :)

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 06:42:42 pm »
just a quick question about "jessie"

Does anyone know what tuning this guitar is in? or more to the point what tuning "from katies window" is played in?

thanks

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 09:10:40 pm »
as a reply to my previous post about the tuning.

I transcribed the first few bars of "from katies window" and the conclusion i came to is it is tuned in open f#min, this may not be the correct way to say it but that is the basic idea.

tuned from thick string to thin string: F#, A, C#, F#, A, C#

Am i anywhere close with this, or way off the mark? It just seem logical to me.

thanks

A

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 08:27:32 am »
I'm pretty sure it is Drop D tuning.

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 09:07:10 am »
Am i anywhere close with this, or way off the mark? It just seem logical to me.

thanks

A

Way off the mark, I'm afraid!

As far as I know it's Drop D on the studio version which you hear on Justin's MySpace page. In other words:

D - A - D - G - B - D

For the version played on the Jessie demo, he plays a semi-tone below that, in Double-Drop D. He actually tells you this in the text above the embedded video on this page. Could've saved yourself a lot of trouble trying to figure out the tuning if you'd just read that text!!

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"For those interested it is in double drop D tuning"

Or:

Db - Ab - Db - Gb - Bb - Db

Hope that helps.

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 04:38:23 am »
i dont care about the tuning. its all beyond me. its a fantastically beatifull guitar and on incredible tune. buy the cd it is worth it,.


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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010, 03:04:11 am »
Hi Justin and everyone else.

Just emialing with Maton and the cost starts at 6000 AUD and goes from there.

My question for Justin is, when you got "Jessie" made, did you go to the factory or just deal with an authorised dealer? Did you speak to someone about the different woods used and the tone your guitar was going to have?

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Re: GG-103 • Justin's Maton "Jessie" Acoustic Guitar
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 03:22:00 am »
Hi Speedbird and welcome.

Not sure about Justin's experience but the following is from the Maton Website

The Maton Custom Shop experience provides you with the opportunity to have a say in the dynamics of the desired sound speaking face-to-face with the craftsman who will build the guitar for you.

So I'm guessing you deal direct with Maton

I got my custom job off-the-rack as it were (it is a ltd edition guitar made in the custom shop as opposed to a once-of unique thing - but it's specs were just what I was looking for) from Hans Music Spot in Croydon Victoria. Peter Meyer from there is a delight to deal with and I warmly recommend him http://www.hansmusicspot.com.au NB I have no financial interest here - I just really like good customer service and good prices.

FYI if you're interested to take a squiz at mine W.A. May Custom Shop - Blackwood Version click on my road case in my sig panel.

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