I am sure I will get back to the strat because it is just so good but the J1 is a real go to guitar. Dammed impressive
Only the very best premium grade tops are selected for the J1'59 and are stained to further enhance their deep figuring. The construction of carved maple top on a solid mahogany body gives this guitar plenty of natural sustain and resonance with body contouring making it extremely comfortable to play. 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 with each board being carefully selected for its rich, dark colour.
All hardware is high quality and made in the US and includes a vintage-style Kluson tuneomatic bridge with a lightweight Kluson stop bar. There is a choice of tuners; Sperzel Solid-Pro or Grover deluxe tuners, both guaranteeing fine tuning and smooth operation. The guitar is fitted with high quality CTS pots and a Switchcraft toggle switch. 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 unpotted humbuckers are fitted as standard with a 'Mule' humbucker in the neck position for its outstanding clarity, extended dynamic range and unmistakable vintage character. A 'Riff Raff' pickup is selected in the bridge position for plenty of snap and a classic range of organic, clean and driven tones.
S P E C I F I C A T I O N
BODY Solid mahogany with contoured back, chambered option (1.5"/38mm)
TOP Premium grade book matched maple (.7"/18mm)
NECK One piece mahogany
SCALE LENGTH 24.75''
FINGERBOARD 12'' radius, dark rosewood
NUT 43mm Bone
BINDING Body reveal maple Neck: flame maple or rosewood/maple
FRETS 22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo
MARKERS Mother of pearl Wave inlays
TRUSS ROD Adjustable double action
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY Ebony
LOGO Etched brass or gold wetslide
HARDWARE Nickel plated
BRIDGE Kluson Tuneomatic with lightwieght Kluson stopbar
TUNERS Sperzel Solid-Pro or Grover Deluxe keystone
KNOBS Amber top hat
CONTROLS Master controls or volume and tone for each pickup, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch
CAPACITORS Sprague Orange drop .22 bridge .015 neck
FINISH High gloss nitrocellulose
COLOURS Iced tea, lemon burst, honey burst
CASE Hiscox hard shell
PICKUPS Bare Knuckle humbuckers
BRIDGE 'Riff Raff DC: 8.2 Magnet: Alnico V
NECK 'Mule' DC: 7.3 Magnet: Alnico IV
PICKUP RINGS Handmade in ivoroid or cream plastic
Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, hardware and pickups can all be specified