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An All-American electric guitar combining a sleek, modern look with classic lines and tones.
An All-American electric guitar combining a sleek, modern look with classic lines and tones.
51 backers pledged $14,151 to help bring this project to life.

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The  Finkelpearl VectorJet-CG is the first in what we hope may be a long line of new American guitars for players of all styles.  The guitars are designed by Mark Finkelpearl and built to exacting specs by a master luthier in the heart of the USA.  For trade secret reasons, we're not going to list him here but he's a former staff builder in the Fender Custom Shop.  Each guitar is handbuilt.

In the bridge, there's a Lollar JM pickup; in the neck position it's a Danelectro lipstick.    This configuration gives the guitar that signature Lollar punch combined with the jangly single coil tone of the Danny lipstick.  The guitar will be available in various pick-up configurations and different colors and trim-lines.   Down the road, we'll likely have a version available with a Bigsby whammy.

In the video, you can watch Ed Jurdi of Austin, Texas' Band of Heathens put the guitar through some paces.   Thanks, Ed!!!  http://bandofheathens.com.

Your contribution helps with two major things:  finishing the prototype process and setting up the e-commerce and marketing components that will make the guitar available worldwide. 

Also in the works are major artist endorsements along with an independent brick and mortar retailer whose already agreed to take Finkelpearl Guitars into thier inventory. 

From the bottom of my heart, thanks for this Kickstart...!

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  • Hiya Folks, there was some confusion today about at which level you actually are buying a guitar. Sorry about that! For obvious reasons, It was hard to come up for premiums at those high levels.

    So to correct it, I've lowered the highest tier by 1000 bucks. In other words, you can now buy a guitar in the color and finish of your choice for the top level of $1750, a substantial savings off the retail price. Thanks!!! And thanks to all for the support so far!

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    Thank you! Play at home with your very own Finkelpearl Guitars pick package!

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    Thank you! Play at home with your very own Finkelpearl Guitars pick package and set of Finkelpearl guitar strings in .10 -- .46!

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    Whoa! You rock! "One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain." Thanks for the fabulous support and enjoy a Finkelpearl Guitars t-shirt in your choice of M-L-or XL

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    Fabulous graphic artist, great friend, and all around hepcat, Marc Harkness, is designing a limited edition poster of the VectorJetCG. At this level, you get one! Suitable for framing ;-) Thanks, Marc! You rock hard!

    http://www.marcharkness.blogspot.com/

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    Yikes, you're serious? "I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash and it's a gas!" Thank you!! You love fine electric guitars, I can tell. Enjoy the entire care package of cool Finkelpearl Guitars accessories including t-shirt. picks, strings, and a strap.

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    Seriously??!! YOU are a player. May Keith Richards himself strum at your next party! Okay, I can't deliver on that so take everything mentioned above and pre-order a Finkelpearl VectorJet-CG in whatever color and finish choice you like.

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    "I'm drinking Champagne, feeling no pain 'till early morning." Thank YOU!!!! Welcome to the Occupation...and the front of the line! You just bought a Finkelpearl Guitar in your choice of color and in metallic or flake finish...!

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