JFP Guitars

 Modeled on a Robert Benedetto archtop-type guitar, this is a prototype of a potential new product line from JFP Guitars. It is a handsome looking instrument with a strong and rich tone, both when played as an acoustic instrument and as an electric guitar

The specifications are:

  • 5 lb 13 oz
  • Hollow Pine body
    • 3/16-inch thick carved solid pine archtop back and face
    • 3/32-inch thick steam bent solid pine sides
  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard, 25-inch scale length, contoured 12-inch
  • Neck thickness, not including fret: 0.22" at 1st fret, 0.34" at 6th fret, 0.54" at 12th fret
  • Rosewood peg head laminate
  • Water-based violin color lacquered body, neck and headstock; clear lacquered peghead faceplate; oiled fingerboard
  • Robert Benedetto Ebony FINGERREST board
  • Robert Benedetto S-6 Suspended Jazz Pickup
    • The Signature Jazz Guitar Pickup!
    • Suspended from underside of FINGERREST at end of fingerboard
    • "S" series pickups are voiced to mirror the balance, warmth and richness of a fine acoustic archtop guitar
    • Each pickup is a sealed humbucker with an Alnico 5 bar magnet
    • Handmade by Seymour Duncan, these are among the pickups installed in the highly regarded archtop guitars of renowned luthier Robert Benedetto
  • Schatten Thumbwheel volume and tone controls mounted on edge of FINGERREST
  • Stewart MacDonald Tune-o-matic Bridge for Archtop Guitar
    • Chrome on Ebony
  • Kluson Archtop Guitar Tailpiece, nickel
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad 3+3 Tuners with Keystone Knobs, chrome
  • “ZeroGLIDE” nut
    • Borrows the "zero fret" concept to reduce string contact in the nut by up to 93%
    • Increases tuning stability, playability, and open string tone Dual action truss rod
  • Dual action truss rod
  • D’Addario EXL115 nickel wound 11 / 49 strings
  • Ernie Ball woven black Strap


My guitar teacher evaluating and playing this archtop in electric mode

Sonoran "Prototype" Archtop: "Pine"

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