Four accomplished artists play the new John Page Classic AJ for the first time at NAMM 2016.
Introducing the AJ from John Page Classic
Featuring Bloodline® by John Page JP-3 Pickups
Meet the newest model in the John Page Classic line. True to the Uniquely Familiar™ custom styling that characterizes all John Page creations.
The Designer's Vision
“When I started my own custom guitar shop in 2006, the first guitar I designed and released was the P-1. A 14” bout, single-cutaway body, with a humbucker in the neck and a T-style pickup in the bridge. It was my take on a customized guitar that I had played for many, many years. A few years later I decided that the 14” bout was a bit large for most people, and as much as I liked the humbucker in the neck, I thought a P-90 would match the T-style bridge pickup a bit better, so I decided it was time that original P-1 evolved. Since this guitar was the offspring of my first design, I thought it should be named after my first born, my son, Adam John. Thus the “AJ” was named and became a wonderful addition to my guitar family.
The AJ has a 13” lower bout, single-cutaway Alder body with stylized front and back contours, and a lower horn and neck heel that allow for easy access to the upper frets. The neck is the same medium C shape that I use on all my Classic models. It’s extremely comfortable and has enough mass to become a key component in the tone production on the entire instrument, especially when coupled to the body with my over-sized machine screws and threaded inserts. The Bloodline® JP-3P (P-90) pickup in the neck position is wound to give it much 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 give you a great, 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 3 brass saddles are step-compensated for more accurate intonation, and the controls, including a master volume, master tone, and a 3-position toggle switch, are all rear loaded for a clean, classic look. I topped it all off with a black bakelite pickguard and shorty knurled chrome dome knobs.
The AJ is a really fun guitar. It is a great player, has killer tone, and has my signature, uniquely familiar styling. Welcome to the family, young AJ, welcome to the family!” John Page
Description & Specs
A single-cutaway alder body guitar with a 13” lower bout, stylized front and back contours, and a lower horn and neck heel that allow for easy upper fret access. Extremely comfortable medium “C” shaped grip, threaded bolt neck assembly, staggered tuners and bass justified fret dots. Bloodline® by John Page JP-3 pickups deliver a full classic tone but with lots of clarity.
Body: Alder Neck: Maple Neck/Body Attachment: Machine screws with Threaded Inserts Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood Neck Shape: Medium C Nut Width: 1.68" Fretboard Radius: 12” Scale Length: 25.5” Frets: 22 – Nickel Silver (.095”W x .045”H) Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage Style Bridge: JP vintage T-style with reverse pickup angle and three brass compensated saddles Pickups: Neck – Bloodline® by John Page JP-3P P90. Bridge – Bloodline® by John Page JP-3T Tele® Pickguard: Black Bakelite Knobs: Short knurled chrome domes Controls: Volume, Tone and 3-way switch (noise cancelling with both pickups on) Strings: D’Addario EXL110 .010-.046 Colors: Black Metallic, 2-Tone Sunburst, Seafoam Green, Desert Sand
Optional hard shell case with John Page Classic logo $150
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Covers failures during normal use by the initial owner of a registered John Page Classic guitar in the following areas: mechanical, including tuners, bridge, truss rod; electrical, including pots, pickups, switches, wire, shielding, jack, caps, knobs and structural; including body, fretboard, neck assembly and strap buttons. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience a failure in any of these areas and meet the guarantee conditions. Does not include strings, batteries, normal wear and tear, weather/climate related damage, and damage resulting from customization or service performed by an unauthorized repair center.