It is a superb guitar, sounds just like my best LPs but so much easier to play

TIM MILLS - Founder and md of Bare Knuckle Pickups

J1'59 BURST vs

Only the very best premium grade tops are selected for the J1'59. The construction of a maple top on a 1.75'' deep solid mahogany body gives this guitar an amazing natural sustain and resonance. We are careful to select lighter mahogany to keep the guitar weight down to around 8lbs. The neck is carved from one piece of quarter sawn mahogany, creating a very stable neck with a great feel. Rosewood is chosen for the fingerboard adding a warmth to the tone with each board being carefully selected for its rich, dark colour. Hand applied wood stains enhance the highly figured maple top before the many coats of cellulose lacquer are applied. Only after polishing to high gloss, does the ageing process begin, crazing the lacquer and adding dings and wear just to the right places. The J1'59 Burst looks and feels every bit as good as it sounds. 

All hardware is high quality and made in the US and includes a vintage-style Kluson tuneomatic bridge with a lightweight Kluson stop bar. The Grover deluxe tuners have a 14 to 1 gear ratio for fine tuning and smooth operation. The guitar is fitted with high quality CTS pots and a Switchcraft toggle switch. 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 unpotted 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.


S P E C I F I C A T I O N 

BODY  Solid mahogany / chambered option (1.75"/44mm)

TOP  Premium grade book matched maple

NECK  One piece mahogany, quarter sawn


FINGERBOARD  12'' radius, dark rosewood / slightly rolled edges

NUT  43mm Bone

BINDING  Body: reveal maple  Neck: flame maple

FRETS  22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo

MARKERS  Mother of pearl Wave inlays

TRUSS ROD  Adjustable double action


LOGO  Etched brass or gold wetslide

HARDWARE  Nickel plated, aged

BRIDGE  Kluson Tuneomatic with lightweight stopbar

TUNERS  Grover Deluxe keystone

CONTROLS  Volume and tone for each pickup, Switchcraft 3-way selector switch

CAPACITORS  Jensen paper in oil .022 bridge .015 neck

FINISH  'Aged toned' high gloss nitrocellulose

COLOURS  Faded Iced tea, faded lemon burst, faded honey burst

CASE  Hiscox hard shell

PICKUPS  Bare Knuckle humbuckers, aged nickel covers

BRIDGE  Riff Raff DC: 8.2  Magnet: Alnico V

NECK  Mule DC: 7.3  Magnet: Alnico IV 

PICKUP RINGS  Cream, vintage correct heights


Fretwire, Neck dimensions, controls, pickups, degree of ageing can all be specified