The guitar is simply stunning. The bass register is superb, really rich but if you back the volume down, has great funky sound

SIMON GOLDING - JAZZ FUSION GUITARIST AND COMPOSER

J3 FLORENTINE ARCHTOP

A traditional laminated construction with spruce parallel bracing makes this guitar very stable and keeps feedback to a minimum. Top, back and sides are laminated in bookmatched flame maple or you can select tulipwood for the top. There is also an option to have the whole body in Brazilian mahogany. The neck is beautifully hand 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 rich, warm tone, or ebony for it's slightly brighter response and durability.

This guitar comes fitted with a floating Gotoh tuneomatic bridge on an ebony base. Customers can select either of two 'Case' tailpieces; a solid brass tailpiece, etched with the 'Case' logo, or a tailpiece hand carved from solid ebony for a more 'organic' look. Sperzel Solid-Pro or Grover deluxe tuners can be specified, both guaranteeing fine tuning and smooth operation. 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.

A single hand wound, unpotted Bare Knuckle 'Mule' humbucker is fitted as standard, chosen for it's outstanding clarity, extended dynamic range and even volume across the strings.

£3,450

Full specification

£3,200 with an unbound fingerboard and a single 'Wave' 12th fret marker

Demo by Matt Chandler
 

 

S P E C I F I C A T I O N S  

BODY  Laminated, fully hollow with hand carved spruce parallel strutting and sound post

TOP  Tulipwood, mahogany or bookmatched flame maple 

BACK & SIDES  Bookmatched flame maple or mahogany

NECK  One piece mahogany, comfy C profile

SCALE LENGTH  24.75''

FINGERBOARD  12'' radius, dark rosewood or ebony

NUT  43mm Bone

BINDING   White, cream or ivoroid - body & neck

FRETS  22 medium

MARKERS  Mother of pearl Wave inlays

TRUSS ROD  Adjustable double action

HEADSTOCK OVERLAY  Ebony

LOGO  Etched brass or pearl inlay

HARDWARE  Nickel

BRIDGE  Gotoh tuneomatic with ebony base

PICKGUARD  Ebony or 5-ply black & white laminated plastic

TAILPIECE  Solid brass or ebony

TUNERS  Sperzel Solid-Pro or Grover Deluxe keystone

CONTROLS  CTS volume and tone pots, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch

CAPACITOR  Sprague Orange drop .022 or .047 for a slightly darker tone

KNOBS  Case bell: solid brass or African blackwood Top hat: black or amber

FINISH  High gloss nitrocellulose or oiled satin

COLOURS  Tobacco burst, sunburst, natural

CASE  Hard shell

PICKUP  Bare Knuckle 'Mule' humbucker  DC: 7.3 Magnet: Alnico IV

PICKUP RINGS  Black plastic (satinised)

 

OPTIONS AT NO EXTRA COST
Neck dimensions and fret wire can be specified
Depth of sides 2.5'', 2.75'' or 3''
22 or 24 fret fingerboard
Ebony or rosewood fingerboard
Ebony or 5-ply black & white laminated plastic pickguard
Choice of humbucking or P90 pickups
Solid brass or ebony Case tailpiece
Tuneomatic or ebony bridge
Maple or tulipwood top with maple back and sides
Mahogany top, back and sides
Body and neck bound in White, cream or ivoroid binding
Black or cream plastic pickup surrounds
Solid brass or African blackwood Case bell knobs
Black or amber Top hat knobs
High gloss or natural oiled finish

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Two humbuckers with individual volume and tone controls
and a Switchcraft 3-way selector switch £200
Multiple binding white/black/white/black/white body & headstock £150
Celluloid tortoise shell pickguard bound in w/b/w/b/w £150
Quilted maple top, back and sides £POA
Gold plated hardware if metal tailpiece chosen £100
Gold plated hardware if ebony tailpiece chosen £50