Jaén Berlin II
- Thinline archtop, with a very acoustic sweet sound and an amazing bass for a guitar this size (15 inches width at lower bout, and 62 mm depth at the edge)
- 648 mm scale (25 - 1/2"), with 43 mm (1 - 11/16") nut
- Top and back made of the highest grade spruce and curly maple, hand carved very light and responsive. Nothing to do with 99% of the archtops in the market. Sides made of curly maple.
- Soundhole at the edge of the upper bout.
- The neck has carbon fiber reinforcements below the nut:
- Neck without a heel
- Unique bracing design.
- One Jaén Type 191 pickup, which is basically two Charlie Christian coils in a ebony humbucker enclosure.
- AKG C411PP condenser microphone, with a standard XLR output connector next to the conventional output jack. This is to be used as a complement to the magnetic pickup, never alone or at a high volume in the final blend.
- Exclusive tailpiece with a shape unique to this model. It integrates the volume and tone controls for the magnetic pickup, and the ground connection. It also has a treble bleed circuit to correct the treble response at low volumes.
- Exclusive pickguard, with a shape unique to this model. It combines both the pickup ring and the pickguard. From the outside, both pieces have the usual look of two separate ebony pieces, but internally they are more complex. There is a third invisible ebony piece that adapts the arched top below the ring, and the three ebony pieces share a fiberglass core that supplies the strength that the thin frail ebony lacks. This is a view of the ebony-fiberglass-ebony sandwich:
- This guitar has a very light (13 grams) carbon-fiber reinforced bridge.
- Externally you'll get a very small, beautiful ebony bridge.
- Gotoh Stealth tuners, embedded inside the peghead in a design reminiscent of the guitars by Stauffer of almost two hundred years ago
- Nitrocellulose finish, "old violin"
- Hiscox case
EURO: 4.590,00 - verkauft/sold
netto: EURO 3.857,14 - for commercial EU- or all NON-EU Residents*
*National taxes and fees has to be paid by the customer
Fernando Alonso (Jaén): "The additional bridge was a past design that was quite interesting in terms of how it works. You can read a description of it at my web site ("Articles" section). The new bridge is much lighter and simpler, and works better to get the acoustic tone from that guitar. As the base of the old bridge was adapted to that guitar, I decided that both should be together, just in case the owner would want to experiment."