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.
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
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