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.

£3,450

Full specification

£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


OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
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