Sometimes it can be difficult to find an instrument that sits between the two worlds of modern innovation while retaining a vintage look. The James Valentine signature Music Man achieves just that. Valentine who is the resident axeman for Maroon 5 and long-time friend and contributor of John Mayer has helped Music Man produce an instrument with modern twists and a vintage vibe.
Buttermilk roasted perfection
The Swamp Ash body helps produce a balanced tone that isn't too bass heavy or to too chiming either. The Swamp Ash grain is allowed to peek through the beautiful buttermilk finish. The neck and fingerboard are made from an exquisite roasted maple and plays as slick as it looks.
Best of both worlds
The JV60 TBM is fitted with an unusual pickup configuration, a single coil in the bridge fitted into a humbucker case with offset pole pieces and a humbucker in the neck. The Music Man designed pickups help replicate the distinctive bridge single coil sound of a Tele and the crunchy bright attack of a 335 with a neck humbucker. A modern touch from the JV60 is the addition of a "Push-Push" 12 dB boost useful for adding a bit more crunch quickly or cutting through when it's time to solo.
A Modern Vintage
The JV60 TBM comes with Music Man locking tuners for accurate and stable tuning. The guitar is strung with Ernie Ball strings which are world renowned for their great tone and longevity. The hardtail is designed to complement the overall classic look of the guitar and is decorated tastefully with a tortoiseshell style pickguard. The JV60 is a highly crafted, well thought out guitar with a clever balance of modern features and vintage design. The roasted maple neck and fingerboard really put this guitar ahead of others in its class. This is a perfect guitar if you are looking to step up from a cheaper entry-level machine or simply looking to expand your sound to something more versatile.
Model JV60 Body Wood Swamp Ash Body Colour Trans Buttermilk (TBM) Bridge Hardtail with Vintage Bent Saddle Pickguard Tortoise Scale Length 25.5” (64.8cm) Neck Radius 9.5” (24cm) Frets 22 Frets, Narrow Neck Width 1.65” (42mm) at nut Neck Wood Roasted Hard Maple Fingerboard Roasted Hard Maple Fret Markers Black Dot Markers Tuning Machines Locking Truss Rod Dual Action Neck Attachment 5 Bolt Pattern Controls 1 Push/ Push Volume Boost, 1 Tone Switching 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector Pickups SH Strings Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Gig Bag Deluxe Sterling by Music Man Bag AVAILABLE COLOURS BLACK, TRANS BUTTMILK
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