My Case guitar is now firmly established as my number one choice.

PAUL CARRACK - singer/songwriter

J3 FLORENTINE thinline

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 maple. 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. Vintage style Kluson tuners guarantee 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.

The Bare Knuckle single coil P90 pickups come as standard and combine the best tonal elements of both humbuckers and single coils. The wide, squat coil creates a fatter tone compared to a Strat or Tele, while the twin magnet design lends all the power of a humbucker. A touch sensitive dynamic and the ability to clean up well as the volume is backed off, the Nantucket 90 really does lend itself to a huge range of playing styles.

£3,550

 

 

S P E C I F I C A T I O N  

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  12th fret mother of pearl Wave inlay and dots

TRUSS ROD  Adjustable double action

HEADSTOCK OVERLAY  Ebony

LOGO  Gold wetslide

HARDWARE  Nickel

BRIDGE  Gotoh tuneomatic with ebony base

PICKGUARD  5-ply black & white laminated plastic

TAILPIECE  Vintage Gibson style

TUNERS  Vintage style Kluson with ‘Butterbean’ or ‘Tulip’ buttons

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

CAPACITOR  Sprague Orange drop .022

KNOBS  Top hat: black or amber

FINISH  High gloss nitrocellulose

COLOURS  Tobacco burst, sunburst, natural

PICKUPS  Bare Knuckle 'Nantucket 90' P90s

BRIDGE  DC: 7.9  Magnet: Alnico V

NECK  DC: 7.1  Magnet: Alnico V

CASE  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
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