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, this guitar has plenty of natural sustain and resonance. The neck is beautifully 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.
£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
Hipshot tremolo £250
Gold plated hardware £100
Abalone centre strip £80