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.
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 Case Mother of pearl or gold wet slide tranfer. VS logo on back
HARDWARE Aged nickel
BRIDGE Gotoh tuneomatic
TREMOLO Allparts long tailpiece Vibrola or Bigsby tremolo
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
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