The design pays homage to vintage instruments, while incorporating exotic curves and JBG’s distinctive design features.

Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2011) -- Custom guitar engineer Joe Bochar has unveiled his new JBG Supertone solidbody guitar, a hand-crafted modern instrument offering a player-friendly balance of form and function. With its unique body contours and matching headstock, the design pays homage to vintage instruments while incorporating exotic curves and JBG’s distinctive design features.

The sculpted neck heel is thinner than a conventional bolt-on for more comfortable access to the upper frets. The patented Sliplock Neck Joint design is comprised of a unique, interlocking mortise and tenon joint that calls for the neck to be press-fit, as well as bolted to the body, thus preventing any shifting of the neck. This uncompromised union between the neck and body delivers enhanced, singing sustain. 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 balanced and comfortable 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)
* Premium Gotoh hardware and tuners

The Supertone, Supertone SD, and Supertone XT carry a suggested list price of $2395, $2795, and $3195 respectively.

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