There's not a whole lot that the J1 gold top can't handle from clean ringing voices and articulate jazz tones to classic and even heavier rock styles

DAVE BURRLUCK - GUITARIST MAGAZINE

J1 GOLD TOP

A carved maple top on a chambered mahogany body, gives this guitar an amazing natural sustain and resonance while keeping it light. The neck is beautifully hand carved from one piece of quarter sawn mahogany, creating a comfortable and stable neck with a great feel. Rosewood is chosen for the fingerboard adding a warmth to the tone and each board is carefully selected for its rich, dark colour. 

All hardware is high quality and made in the US; you can choose from either a lightweight Pigtail wraparound bridge or a vintage-style Kluson tuneomatic bridge with a lightweight stop bar. The Sperzel Solid-Pro tuners guarantee fine tuning and smooth operation. The guitar is fitted with high quality CTS pots, Switchcraft toggle switch and a pull/push tone pot for coil splitting. A 50’s wiring scheme is used in all our guitars as we have found that it minimises treble loss when rolling back the volume.

Bare Knuckle 'Stormy Monday' humbuckers are chosen for their articulate warm bass, hollow mids and smooth high end that is extremely clear and dynamic. The 'Stormy Monday' faithfully reproduces the tones of the brighter '57 & '58 era PAFs with smooth natural sustain, wonderful pick dynamics and string separation. Low notes have warmth and fullness; the highs are sweet and mellow while the mids are slightly scooped producing a soft, percussive vintage tone. 

£3,250

Full specification

£3,000 with an unbound fingerboard and a single 'Wave' 12th fret marker

 

Guitarist magazine review



S P E C I F I C A T I O N

BODY  Mahogany with sound chambers (1.5"/38mm)

TOP  Book matched maple (.7"/18mm)

NECK  One piece mahogany, comfy C profile

SCALE LENGTH  24.75''

FINGERBOARD  12'' radius, dark rosewood

NUT  43mm Bone

BINDING  Body: reveal maple  Neck: maple

FRETS  22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo

MARKERS  Mother of pearl Wave inlays

TRUSS ROD  Adjustable double action

HEADSTOCK OVERLAY  Ebony

LOGO  Gold wetslide or etched brass

HARDWARE  Nickel plated

BRIDGE  Pigtail wraparound bridge or Kluson Tuneomatic with stopbar

TUNERS  Sperzel Solid-Pro

CONTROLS  500K CTS volume and tone for each pickup, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch

KNOBS  Gold speed

CAPACITORS  Sprague Orange drop .022

FINISH  High gloss nitrocellulose

COLOURS  Metallic gold

CASE  Hiscox hard shell

PICKUPS  Bare Knuckle humbuckers

BRIDGE  'Stormy Monday' DC: 7.7  Magnet: Alnico II

NECK  'Stormy Monday' DC: 7.1  Magnet: Alnico II

PICKUP RINGS  Cream

 

Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, hardware and pickups can all be specified 

P90 single coil pickups option available