Custom guitar engineer Joe Bochar has unveiled his new JBG Supertone solidbody guitar.
With its body contours and matching headstock, the design is designed to pay homage to vintage instruments while incorporating exotic curves and JBG’s design features.
The sculpted neck heel is thinner than a conventional bolt-on for access to the upper frets. The Sliplock Neck Joint design is comprised of an interlocking mortise and tenon joint that calls for the neck to be press-fit, as well as bolted to the body, thus preventing shifting of the neck. With a body that is shaved to 1 5/8" thick, shaped arm & belly contours, and an average weight of approximately seven pounds, the Supertone is designed to play either standing on stage or sitting in the studio.
The Supertone comes in three speeds: a standard model featuring an alder body and rock maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, the Supertone SD featuring an alder body with maple top, or the Supertone XT featuring a limba body, neck, and other exotic hardwood options.
Each Supertone also features:
- Solidbody construction (with optional chambering for XT & SD models)
- 25.5” scale length neck, 1 11/16” bone nut, 22 jumbo nickel silver frets
- Dual action truss rod
- A pair of DiMarzio 36th Anniversary pickups, one volume, and one tone control with coil tap push/pull switch (other pickup and electronic options available)
- Gotoh hardware and tuners
Pricing & Availability
The Supertone, Supertone SD, and Supertone XT carry a suggested list price of $2395, $2795, and $3195 respectively.
For more information, visit the JBG website.
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