Fabulous retro yet modern look. Very Cool!
Only the very best lightweight swamp ash is selected for the JTL. Constructed with a chambered body and cap, cut from the same piece of wood. The neck dimensions are based on Andy Powell’s 1952 Telecaster and is carved from quarter sawn flame maple and finished in oil, creating a very stable neck with a great feel. Rosewood is chosen for the fingerboard adding a warmth to the tone with each board being carefully selected for its rich, dark colour. A transparent white base coat is applied to the body followed by a butterscotch tint, still revealing the beautiful ash grain. Thin coats of clear cellulose lacquer are applied and after a minimum of two weeks drying time the guitar is cut back to 800grit then1200grit and finally polished to a high gloss achieving a classic butterscotch blonde finish.
All hardware is high quality, and as standard includes a Gotoh bridge with a compensated brass saddles. The Gotoh vintage style tuners allow fine tuning and smooth operation. The guitar is fitted with two high quality RS Guitarworks 500k CTS pots with a Superpot for the volume giving a very even taper.
Bare Knuckle Blackguard Tele Series are fitted as standard with a Flat ‘50 in the bridge position having a simply massive sound. Chunky bottom-end and snarling mids create a throaty tone with excellent natural sustain that can really push a tube amp hard. A Flat ‘52 in the neck has an open, almost Strat-like neck tone.
S P E C I F I C A T I O N
BODY Two piece swamp ash / chambered
NECK Flame maple, quarter sawn
SCALE LENGTH 25.5''
FINGERBOARD 10'' radius, dark rosewood / slightly rolled edges
NUT 42mm Bone
FRETS 22 Dunlop 6105 medium / high
MARKERS Mother of pearl ’Wave’ 12th fret and dots
TRUSS ROD Adjustable double action
LOGO Black rubdown
HARDWARE Nickel plated
BRIDGE Gotoh vintage style with compensated brass saddles
TUNERS Gotoh vintage style
PICKUP Bare Knuckle Blackguard Tele Series: ‘50 bridge, ‘52 neck
CONTROLS RS Guitarworks CTS 250k Superpot, CTS 250k tone
CAPACITOR BKP Jensen paper in oil
FINISH Body: Butterscotch blonde, high gloss nitrocellulose. Neck: Oiled
CASE Hiscox Hard shell
Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, hardware and pickups can all be specified
O P T I O N A L E X T R A S
Aged hardware, low lustre cellulose finish + £50
Aged hardware, high gloss or low lustre crazed cellulose finish + £150
Aged hardware, high gloss or low lustre crazed cellulose finish, chips dings and areas of wear + £250