The neck seems perfect and the tone and volume are so even across the strings. It has great dynamics, which is perfect for the way I play. An amazing guitar!
Phil robson - Jazz guitarist and composer
J3 VENETIAN ARCHTOP
A traditional laminated construction of maple with spruce parallel strutting makes this guitar very stable and keeps feedback to a minimum. Top, back and sides are topped in carefully selected flame maple with a choice of binding options. 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 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. There is a choice two 'Case' tailpieces; a solid brass tailpiece, etched with the 'Case' logo, or a tailpiece hand carved from solid ebony. Grover deluxe tuners guarantee fine accurate tuning and smooth operation. The guitar is fitted with high quality, US made CTS pots and a Switchcraft pickup selector 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.
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.
£3,200 with an unbound fingerboard and a single 'Wave' 12th fret marker
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, BACK & SIDES Bookmatched flame 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 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
BRIDGE Gotoh tuneomatic with an ebony base
TAILPIECE Solid brass or ebony
TUNERS Grover Deluxe keystone
KNOBS Case bell: solid brass or African blackwood, Top hat: black or amber
CONTROLS 500K CTS pots, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch
CAPACITOR Sprague Orange drop .022
FINISH High gloss nitrocellulose or oiled satin
COLOURS Tobacco burst, Sunburst
CASE Hard shell
PICKUPS Bare Knuckle 'Mule' humbuckers
BRIDGE DC: 8.4 Magnet: Alnico IV
NECK 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''
Quilted maple top, back and sides
Ebony or rosewood fingerboard
Ebony or 5-ply black & white laminated plastic pickguard
Choice of humbucking pickups
Body and neck bound in White, cream or ivoroid
Black or cream plastic pickup surrounds
Solid brass or African blackwood Case bell knobs
Volume and tones control for each pickup £50.00
Multiple binding white/black/white/black/white body & headstock £150
Celluloid tortoise shell pickguard bound in w/b/w/b/w £150
Gold plated hardware if metal tailpiece chosen £100
Gold plated hardware if ebony tailpiece chosen £50