The J35 is now my favourite guitar, haven’t picked up my LP since it arrived! Its so so good, everyone comments on the colour too…!
JAMES COLE - THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW
Slightly smaller than a Gibson 335, the Case J35 has a 15" wide body width and is extremely well balanced on the strap. The guitar employs a traditional semi-hollow laminated construction with a spruce centre block and carved spruce fillets between the two. The semi-hollow body creates a resonant, responsive tone, while the centre block maximises sustain and keeps feedback to a minimum. The top, back and sides are made from exquisite, figured maple veneers and finished in a stunning sunburst or cherry red. The neck is 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.
All hardware is high quality and includes a vintage-style Kluson Tuneomatic with lightweight stopbar. Sperzel or Grover deluxe tuners can be specified both guaranteeing fine tuning and smooth operation. High quality CTS pots and Switchcraft components are used together with a 50’s wiring scheme to minimise 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 and extended dynamic range. Even at low levels of gain, smooth harmonic feedback, full of overtones is possible, while clean sounds have depth and unmistakable vintage character.
S P E C I F I C A T I O N
BODY Laminated, spruce centre block with carved spruce fillets. Depth 1.75'' (44mm)
TOP Bookmatched figured maple, maple or mahogany
BACK & SIDES Bookmatched figured maple, maple or Mahogany
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 or Ivoroid
FRETS 22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo
MARKERS Mother of pearl Wave inlays
TRUSS ROD Adjustable double action
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY Ebony
LOGO Etched brass
HARDWARE Nickel plated
BRIDGE Kluson Tuneomatic with lightweight stopbar
TUNERS Grover Deluxe keystone
CONTROLS Volume and tone for each pickup, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch
CAPACITORS Sprague Orange drop .022
KNOBS Solid brass Case bell, top hat bell and top hat bell reflector
FINISH High gloss nitrocellulose
COLOURS Tobacco burst, Sunburst, cherry red
PICKUPS Bare Knuckle 'Mule' humbuckers
BRIDGE DC: 8.4 Magnet: Alnico IV
NECK DC: 7.3 Magnet: Alnico IV
PICKUP RINGS Black plastic
CASE Hiscox 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
Bigsby tremolo £200
Schaller or ABM tuneomatic roller bridge £50
Multiple binding white/black/white/black/white body & headstock £150
Gold plated hardware £50
Candy Apple metallic colours £100