J-Tones by Jay Turser Guitars
Jay Turser Guitars introduces three new '60s era inspired guitars, featuring vintage surf and garage rock designs.
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The series features three distinct retro body styles based on affordable but quirky guitars of the past, reproduced using modern parts and manufacturing processes.
According to Jay Turser, "The Mosman is based on the guitars that were made popular by surf bands of the '60s like The Ventures and punk bands in the '70s like The Ramones." It has a mahogany body with an asymmetrical double cutaway shape, having the likeness of a reversed Strat body. The neck is made of maple topped with a rosewood fingerboard, featuring a zero fret with aluminum nut to get the ideal string height at the nut.
To capture the guitar's sound, the guitar is equipped with P90 style Alnico 5 pickups, with the neck pickup slightly angled. These pickups are said to emphasize the highs and mids a bit more when compared to regular humbuckers. Basic controls are provided including a 3-way switch, a master volume and a master tone knob. Other chrome finish hardware include vintage style tuners, spring vibrato and intonatable roller bridge. The J-Tones Mosman is currently available in Black, White, Tobacco Sunburst and Candy Apple Red finish. The retail price is $649.99
The 1457 is said to be inspired by electric guitars used by garage bands from the mid '60s. It features a distinct double cutaway body shape that can be likened to an SG, but with its own asymmetrical twist. The guitar's unique headstock with all the tuners lined up on the top side will certainly be turning heads. This style is said to be making a comeback thanks to modern artists with a taste for retro style.
The guitar has a birch body, a maple neck and a rosewood fretboard. 2 lipstick with alnico 5 magnets give the guitar what Jay Turner describes as "a shimmering, jangly tone." Controls are also kept to bare essentials, with two knobs for controlling tone and volume, and a 3-way pickup selector. Other hardware include vintage style tuners and a 6 saddle adjustable bridge/tailpiece. You can pick between Black Sparkle, Silver Sparkle and Burgundy Burst finish. The J-Tones 1457 is currently retailing for $499.99.
Unlike the quirky retro designs of the other two J-Tones models, the 1423 features a traditional and straightforward look based on late '50s era guitars. It has a basic single cutaway mahogany body with a familiar HH (double humbucker) pickup configuration.
Like the other two models, the guitar comes with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The two humbuckers have the appearance of vintage Filter'Tron pickups, and is described by Jay Turner as being "growly sounding humbuckers". Each pickup comes with its own dedicated volume and tone knob, and can be selected via a 3-way rotary switch. Other hardware include Kluson styled tuners, rosewood bridge and trapeze tailpiece. The 1423 comes in three available colors: Tobacco Sunburst, Burgundy Burst and Black Sparkle. The price tag for this classic looking guitar is $549.99.
For the complete specifications and other information, you can visit Jay Turser.
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