J25 VIBROLA vs

With a 14.25" width, the J25 is slightly smaller than our 15" wide J35 model and is extremely well balanced on the strap. The guitar employs a traditional semi-hollow construction of a laminated body with a mahogany centre block and hand 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 is made from exquisite, figured maple veneers with the back and sides, brazilian mahogany veneers all finished in a stunning cherry burst. The neck is beautifully hand carved from one piece of quarter sawn mahogany, creating a very stable neck with a great feel. The ebony fingerboard has a slightly brighter response than rosewoodand is extremely durable. 

All hardware is finished in nickel and has been aged but not heaverly worn, giving the feel and look of a guitar that has been loving looked after. An ‘Allparts’ Vibrola long tailpiece tremolo creates a wonderful gentle vibrato. Grover 135 vintage tuners with plastic keystone buttons, guarantee fine tuning and smooth operation. High quality CTS pots, Switchcraft pickup selector switch and a 50’s wiring scheme is used to minimise treble loss when rolling back the volume. 

Hand wound Bare Knuckle unpotted pickups are fitted as standard with a 'Riff Raff' humbucker in the bridge position for it’s outstanding clarity and extended dynamic range with a single coil ‘Nantucket’ P90 (humbucker size) in the neck position. The P90’s wide, squat coil creates a fatter tone compared to a Strat or Tele, while the twin magnet design lends all the power of a humbucker. High notes can really sing and when played through a slightly driven tube amp, wonderful harmonic feedback is possible.

£4,300

£3,800 without ageing

 

S P E C I F I C A T I O N 

BODY  Laminated, mahogany centre block with hand carved spruce fillets (1.75"/44mm at rim)

TOP  Bookmatched flame maple

BACK & SIDES  Mahogany

NECK  One piece mahogany, comfy C profile, quarter sawn

SCALE LENGTH  24.75''

FINGERBOARD  12'' radius, ebony, slightly rolled edges

NUT  43mm Bone

BINDING  5 ply black & white, body, neck and headstock

PICKUP MOUNTING  Satinised black plastic rings

FRETS  22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo

MARKERS  Mother of pearl Wave inlays

TRUSS ROD  Adjustable double action

HEADSTOCK OVERLAY  Ebony

HEADSTOCK LOGOS  Gold wet slide tranfers - Case/front VS/back

HARDWARE  Aged nickel

BRIDGE  Gotoh tuneomatic

TREMOLO  Allparts long tailpiece Vibrola 

TUNERS  Grover 135 vintage, plastic keystone buttons 

CONTROLS  2 x volume 2 x tone 500K CTS pots, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch

CAPACITORS  Sprague Orange drop .022 bridge

FINISH  High gloss nitrocellulose, crazed but not worn

TOP COLOUR  Cherry burst

CASE  Hiscox hard shell

PICKUPS  Bare Knuckle, unpotted

BRIDGE  ‘Riff Raff’ humbucker  DC: 8.4 Magnet: Alnico IV

NECK  ‘Nantucket’ P90 single coil  DC: 7.1 Magnet: Alnico V


 

Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, hardware, pickups and degree of aging can all be specified

Gold plated hardware £50