I love the neck profile... a very toneful instrument and using both pickups in the middle position produces a wide array of tones depending on how I balance the pickups volumes... Its a work of art!

Andy Powell - Wishbone Ash

JV CARVED TOP

With a construction of premium grade carved maple top on a chambered mahogany body, gives this guitar plenty of natural sustain and resonance. 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. 

All hardware is high quality, chrome plated and made in the US. The lightweight Hipshot Baby Grand bridge/stop bar comes as standard and is fully adjustable. Sperzel Solid-Pro tuners or Grover deluxe tuners can be specified both guaranteeing fine tuning and smooth operation. The guitar is fitted with high quality US made CTS pots, Switchcraft toggle switch and a pull/push tone pot for coil splitting. 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.

Bare Knuckle humbuckers are fitted as standard with a 'Mule' humbucker in the neck position for its outstanding clarity, extended dynamic range and unmistakable vintage character. A 'Riff Raff' pickup is selected in the bridge position for plenty of snap and a classic range of organic, clean and driven tones. The coils of each pickup can be split by means of a push/pull switch, to further broaden the sound palette. Pickups are mounted by the Case 'Invisible' mounting system that connects the pickup directly to the body for a more positive vibration transfer but you can also choose traditional rings if preferred.

Guitar Buyer review

£3,450

Full specification

£3,200 with an unbound fingerboard and a single 'Wave' 12th fret marker

 

JV Carved top custom
Solo and infills played by Tim Mills

 

S P E C I F I C A T I O N 

BODY  Mahogany body with sound chambers

TOP  Carved premium grade book matched maple

NECK  One piece mahogany, comfy C profile, quarter sawn

SCALE  LENGTH 24.75''

FINGERBOARD  12'' radius, dark rosewood or ebony

NUT  43mm Bone or Black Tusq

BINDING  Body: reveal maple  Neck: flame maple or same wood as fingerboard

FRETS  22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo

MARKERS  Mother of pearl Wave inlays

TRUSS ROD  Adjustable double action

HEADSTOCK OVERLAY  Ebony

LOGO  Etched brass

BRIDGE  Hipshot Baby Grand bridge/stop bar

TUNERS  Grover Solid-Pro or Grover Deluxe keystone

KNOBS  Case bell solid brass with rubber grip ring, top hat amber or black

CONTROLS  500K LOG CTS pots, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch

CAPACITORS  Sprague Orange drop .022

FINISH  High gloss nitrocellulose

COLOURS  Sunburst, black burst, lemon yellow, honey burst

CASE  Hard shell or lightweight rigid foam RockCase

PICKUPS  Bare Knuckle Mule/Riff Raff

BRIDGE  DC: 8.2  Magnet: Alnico V

NECK  DC 7.3  Magnet: Alnico IV

PICKUP MOUNTING  Invisible, black or cream plastic 

 

Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, hardware, pickups and colour can all be specified

Optional extras:
Hipshot tremolo £250
Gold plated hardware £100
Abalone centre strip £80