I'm still really enjoying the J2, feels fantastic every time
I pick it up!
J2 SEMI-hollow ARCHTOP
The J2 semi-hollow archtop model is slightly smaller than our J3 semi and is extremely well balanced on the strap. The guitar employs a traditional semi-hollow construction of a laminated body with a mahogany centre block and spruce fillets between the two. The semi-hollow body creates a resonant, responsive tone, while the centre block maximises sustain and keeps feedback to a minimum. The top, back and sides are made from exquisite, figured maple veneers and finished in a stunning sunburst. The neck is carved from one piece of quarter sawn mahogany, creating a very stable neck with a great feel. There is a choice of fingerboard, either rosewood for it's warm tone, or ebony for it's slightly brighter response and durability.
All hardware is high quality and made in the US and includes a vintage-style Kluson tuneomatic bridge with a lightweight Kluson stop bar. Grover deluxe tuners guarantee fine tuning and smooth operation. High quality CTS pots and Switchcraft components are used together with a 50’s wiring scheme to minimise treble loss when rolling back the volume.
Hand wound Bare Knuckle unpotted humbuckers are fitted as standard with 'Mule' humbuckers chosen for their outstanding clarity, extended dynamic range and unmistakable vintage character.
S P E C I F I C A T I O N
BODY Laminated maple, mahogany centre block with handcarved spruce fillets (44mm depth at rim)
TOP, BACK & SIDES Bookmatched flame maple or quilted maple
NECK One piece mahogany, comfy C profile, quarter sawn
SCALE LENGTH 24.75''
FINGERBOARD 12'' radius, dark rosewood or ebony
NUT 43mm Bone
BINDING Ivoroid body & neck
FRETS 22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo
MARKERS Mother of pearl Wave inlays
TRUSS ROD Adjustable double action
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY Ebony
LOGO Etched brass
BRIDGE Kluson Tuneomatic with lightwieght stopbar or Pigtail wraparound
TUNERS Grover Deluxe keystone
KNOBS Top hat, black or amber
CONTROLS 500K CTS pots, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch
CAPACITORS Sprague Orange drop .22
FINISH High gloss nitrocellulose
COLOURS Tobacco burst, cherry red, cherry black burst
PICKUPS Bare Knuckle 'Mule' humbuckers
BRIDGE DC: 8.4 Magnet: Alnico IV
NECK DC: 7.3 Magnet: Alnico IV
PICKUP RINGS Black plastic (satinised)
CASE Hiscox hard shell
Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, hardware, pickups can all be specified.
O P T I O N A L E X T R A S
5-ply white/black/white/black/white body and headstock binding £150
Gold plated hardware £50
Handmade ivoroid pickup rings £80
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