Since All Jeppson guitars are built individually by hand, I am able to offer a variety of options which typically would not be available on a mass-produced brand name model.
These options include:
Pickups – Humbuckers, P90s, Single Coil, or Mini-Humbuckers
Scale Length - 24.75”, 25”, 25.5”, or 28”
Neck Joint - Bolt-On, Set-Neck Deep Set-Neck, Through-Body
Through body strings or standard stop-tailpiece.
Solid, Chambered, or Semi-Hollow body (I am currently experimenting with a larger hollow-body version of the Athena and which I hope to introduce sometime late in 2012)
If, for example, you like the shape of one model, but prefer the standard features of another, I can mix and match as you wish. All models come standard with Evo Alloy fretwire, handwound pickups, and gold hardware.
This elegantly curvaceous beauty comes standard as a semi-hollow guitar with a set neck, a chambered mahogany or korina body, and a maple top.
For a warmer, jazzier sound, get it with a through-body neck, Jeppson Cool Classic Humbuckers, and a semi-hollow body.
For blues and classic rock, go for a set-neck, a chambered body, and Jeppson Classic Humbuckers. For an SRV tone, go for solidbody, bolt on neck, 25.5” scale length, and Jeppson Sonic60 single coil pickups.
This single cutaway workhouse begins life as a board of 1.25” thick maple top glued onto a back of 1.5” thick mahogany (or korina). The maple is then carved all the way down to about an eighth of an inch along the sides. The result is a stunningly shapely profile with all of the tone but far less of the weight of other guitars in this style.
Finally you can tap the passionate sounds of British blues, Classic Rock, Live at the Fillmore, or your favorite guitar hero without your shoulder hiring a personal injury lawyer against you during the middle of the 3rd set. (Note: If you want this model with a bookmatched figured top, the top will typically only be about ¾” thick with less of a carve, unless you’re willing to pay for a 3” thick piece of figured wood for me to slice in half.)
When I first developed this model way back in the nineties, I had planned to build them all with deep-set necks and Australian Lacewood tops sprayed in my “Snakeburst” finish – hence the model name Anaconda. An unfortunate thing happened between then and now…the supply of Australian Lacewood lumber dwindled down to nothing in the US. I tried getting comparable results with South American varieties and Leopardwood, but they were all too heavy and too dark in color to achieve as dramatic a result. The Anaconda body design is still sleek and ergonomic, so I’m sticking with it.
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