Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash takes delivery of his new custom APJT thinline model.
Andy Powell from the band ‘Wishbone Ash’ has commissioned a new Tele® inspired guitar.
Andy wanted a guitar to sound like his cherished '52 Tele® but with the appearance of a semi-hollow thinline. Using quality swamp ash and maple, with traditional construction methods, To achieve the sound Andy was after, I had to keep the body as solid as possible and would have to select a light piece of swamp ash. Also, the cavity beneath the f hole would have to be kept to a minimum.
After preparing visuals for Andy to consider, tweaks were made and the final design was approved. With the full size plans drawn and routing templates cut, the build is now proceeding.
The totally new model will be named the APJT Thinline and will feature a Babicz Full Contact Hardware Tele® bridge and Bare Knuckle single coil pickups from their Blackguard Tele® series range with a Flat '50 in the bridge and Flat '52 in the neck position.
Matt Chandler & New J3 Florentine Semi feature in this month's Guitarist Magazine.
A photo of the JS junior is the image on the new Bare Knuckle P90 box
The Case J1 '59 Burst is chosen by The Isle Magazine as 'Object of Desire'
Andy Powell checking out the Case J25 Vibrola VS.
Great shots of Andy Powell with his APJV - The Met, Bury, UK. Photographs courtesy of Trevor Cotterell, Concert Photography Plus.
Matt Chandler collects his custom J3 Florentine
We love it's simplicity, light weight and gutsy tone #bareknucklepickups #cornellamps
Bare Knuckle Mules for this florentine ...
This J1 Special commission has a beautiful curly mahogany top and fully chambered body. It also features a unique formed tortoise shell pickguard which follows the shape of the carved top. The Bare knuckle 'Stormy Monday' humbuckers are authentically vintage in both voicing and output.
New JS Junior prototype under construction