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MJS Custom Guitars

MJS Custom Guitars
We are not commissioning any new guitars at this time, however we do build 1 “Themed” Guitar a year that is put on sale. All MJS custom guitars are individually handcrafted using only the finest materials available.

See the start of this summer’s themed Archtop and previous builds below.

Examples of Previously Built MJS Custom Guitars

MJS “The Beacon” Archtop – 2015 Summer Build

The Beacon Archtop is now complete and sang its first note on New Years Eve! All handmade and hand carved. Build particulars as follows:

  • Western Red Cedar Top – Sapele Back and Sides
  • Honduras Mahogany Neck with Curly Sapele Center
  • Ebony Fingerboard with M.O.P. and Recon Stone Lighthouse Inlay
  • Ebony Headstock Overlay, Finger Rest, Tail Piece and Bridge with Red Burl Inlay
  • Holly wood Binding
  • Graph Tech Ratio Locking Tuners
  • Graph Tech Tusq Nut
  • MJS Split Single @ 8.5K ohms Alnico 2 magnets with Thumbwheel Vol.&Tone Controls
  • K&K Internal Dual Point SBT.

Electronics Wiring:

  • Dual Jack System
  • 1 X Stereo Jack (Mix), 1 X Mono Jack (Mag.pickup)
  • Split Switch to separate mag pickup and K&K
  • With Split Switch engaged, both pickups can be used independently. With Split Switch not engaged, stereo jack (with TPS cord) will blend the 2 pickups passively or preamped with K&K Dual Channel preamp which is included

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MJS “Crossroads” – 2014 Summer Build

  • 4 Piece Fully Hollow 1/4 sawn Oak body with Tiger Flake, Fumed (aged)
  • 3-piece highly figured Oak Neck with Ebony fretboard w/recon stone inlay, fumed, 2-way truss rod
  • MJS Tele-Style Bridge @ 8K AL5, MJS Tele-Style Neck @ 7K AL2
  • All steel bridge with brass saddles, GraphTech Tusq XL nut, Gotoh 510 locking tuners, Backelite pickguard, CTS pots, Sprague Orange drop cap. Weighs in at 6.19 lbs.

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MJS “Dove” – 2013 Summer Build

  • 24 ¾ scale
  • Fully chambered
  • Set neck
  • Hand carved Roasted Curly Maple Top
  • Okoume Body with Curly Maple and Rosewood
  • Curly Maple Neck with Rosewood strips & 2 way truss rod
  • Ziricote Fretboard & Headstock overlay
  • Mother of Pearl and Recon Stone inlay
  • Bone nut
  • 3 MJS Big Single Progressive Handwound Pickups – RWRP middle pickup with 5-way switch and “bump” switch for Neck & Bridge combo or all 3 combo
  • Grover locking tuners
  • Okoume back with maple and rosewood to match the neck

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MJS “Lizzie” – 2012 Summer Build

This MJS Tele-style guitar is semi-hollow with Lacewood top, 5-piece neck, Gaboon Ebony fingerboard and headstock overlay, inlay with recon stone as well as a recon stone nut. MJS Vintage Tele-Style Neck & Bridge pickups (7K & 8.5K ohms). Black Sperzel locking tuners, 2-way truss rod and CTS pots. Okoume back, 5-piece neck (hard maple & rosewood). Gaboon Ebony fingerboard, custom inlay with recon stone.

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MJS “ButterCaster” – 2011 Summer Build

Body made from Butternut, neck is 5-piece curly maple & rosewood. Headstock overlay and fretboard is birdseye maple. MJS Custom Vintage Tele-style Neck & Bridge Pickups (Alnico5), Sperzel locking tuners and bakelite pickguard.

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