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


J1'59 burst

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 optional body contouring for extra comfort. The neck is 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 optional contoured back, chambered option. Depth 1.5" (38mm)

TOP  Premium grade book matched maple Depth .7" (18mm)

NECK  One piece mahogany


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


LOGO  Mother of pearl

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

PICKUPS  Bare Knuckle humbuckers

BRIDGE  'Riff Raff DC: 8.2  Magnet: Alnico V

NECK  'Mule' DC: 7.3  Magnet: Alnico IV

PICKUP RINGS  Cream plastic 

CASE  Hiscox hard shell

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

Hipshot tremolo £250
Gold plated hardware £50
Sperzel locking tuners £50

Aged hardware, low lustre cellulose finish + £50
Aged hardware, high gloss or low lustre crazed cellulose finish + £150
Aged hardware, high gloss or low lustre crazed cellulose finish, chips dings and areas of wear + £250