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John Page Classic Unveils New AJ Collection

John Page Classic Unveils New AJ Collection

The guitars feature a host of functional and aesthetic advantages that grow out of master luthier John Page’s 50-plus years of guitar design expertise, including twelve years as co-founder and leader of Fender Custom Shop.

“Originally launched in 2017, our AJ line has garnered much acclaim from players and viewers alike,” said Howard Swimmer, founder, and CEO of HRS Unlimited, parent company of John Page Classic. “Our transition to USA-made enables greater supply chain and production flexibility, which means more options for AJ players; including a wider array of colors, exciting special makeups, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind guitars. And of course,‘made in the USA,’ has real meaning to many of our players.”

The AJ, named by Page for his firstborn son, Adam John, features a comfortable medium-C shaped neck, Bloodline by John Page pickups, a unique threaded machine bolt neck assembly for superior tone transfer, stylized front and back contours, a lower horn and neck heel for easy upper fret access, and bass-justified fret dots for greater visibility. The AJ’s Kluson tuners are staggered, to reduce or eliminate the need for string trees.

The AJ pickup configuration is an essential ingredient in the instrument’s tone: TheBloodline JP-3P (P-90) pickup in the neck position is wound to give it more clarity than is normally associated with that style of pickup. Partnered with the JP-3T, a classic T-style bridge pickup, the two blend to deliver a full classic tone, but with lots of clarity. The vintage T-style bridge plate has reverse-angled pickup mounting to add more depth to the high strings and alleviate the ice pick highs usually associated with T-styles. The vintage-style brass saddles are step-compensated for more accurate intonation, and the controls are rear loaded for a clean, classic look. The guitars undergo PLEK fret leveling for greater playability, and ship in a G&G hard shell case.

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