JHS used the NAMM show to launch a raft of new guitars for all markets, as well as new additions from distributed lines.
Fret King Blue Label saw the addition of the new Elan Super 50 and 60, plus the Ventura Super 60.
The 60s ‘art school’ Ventura will appeal to the more extrovert player who will appreciate the comfort factor and performance offered by this interesting, yet practical and playable body shape.
The deluxe twin cutaway Elan is destined to be a popular players’ choice with its chamfered and contoured body, carved top and rigid set neck construction. This guitar, we are told, ‘definitely ticks the box marked deluxe’ – and with some new pickup layout options available alongside a variety of vibrato and hardtail options, these guitars look set to hit the mark.
Bassists are catered for with the addition of the Ventura Super JPO, which offers the same quality of imported tonewoods associated with all Fret King guitars, Fret-King pickups and circuitry and Wilkinson and Gotoh hardware.
A variety of Vintage guitars have just been added to the range, including the fabulous Thomas Blug Signature V6 Icon and Mick Abrahams VS6 Signature Icon. There is also the superb new V52 and V62 twin pickup single cutaway guitars in both new and Icon finish added to Vintage catalogue.
On top of this, the line-up of Vintage electro-acoustics now feature Fishman preamp and pickup systems as standard.
Richly-toned Santos Martinez classical and electro-classical nylon string guitars have also been fitted with Fishman pickups and preamp systems to offer considerably improved levels of performance and specification.