Bluesmaster Custom 59

I began design work on the Bluesmaster in 1993. I finalized all specs with the Bluesmaster "59 prototype, which was completed 2001, merging features of two of my favourite solid body guitars.

The Bluesmaster "59 comes standard with a .5" carved Maple top,1.75" Mahogany back and neck and a bound Rosewood fingerboard with celluloid inlays. I offer this model with either a solid or chambered back. It can be ordered with either P 90s or Humbuckers.

 

SPECS

Construction

  • Set neck with 1959 LP style extended tenon
  • Routes: All control routes as per 1959 LP style

Body

  • Back: Premium grade 1 or 2 piece 1.75"  Mahogany 
  • Top: Premium grade carved Flame Eastern Maple, 1/2” top thickness
  • Binding: Creme colored Cellulose Butyrate binding (top)
  • Pickguard: Bound Tortoise pick guard       

Neck

  • (all measurements in inches, @ 1st and 12th frets)
  • Neck Shape(s): Slim 60´s C .822"- .901", Round 59" .874"-.960", "58 Vintage soft V .925"- 1", Fat U neck  .925"-1" 
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Nut Width: 1.685"  
  • Neck Material: One piece Mahogany neck with 1959 LP style extended tenon
  • Fretboard: Premium Rosewood
  • Trussrod: Gustavsson dual action trussrod (vintage compression style single rod with no condom)
  • Fingerboard binding: Creme coloured Cellulose butyrate binding 
  • Fretboard Inlays:Vintage Moto Crown inlays
  • Side dots: Tortoise
  • String nut: Bone
  • Headstock Overlay: Holly Veneer
  • Headstock inlay: Pearl JG logo
  • Headstock angle: 17 degrees

Electronics

  • Pickup Configuration:  H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Throbak SLE 101 mxv Ltd
  • Neck Pickup: Throbak SLE 101 mxv Ltd
  • Pickup Switching: 3 way toggle    
  • Controls: Neck volume, Neck tone, Bridge volume, Bridge tone controls (with push/pull for coil tap)   

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish:  Gold or Nickel 
  • Bridge: Gustavsson intonatable wraparound bridge
  • Tuners: Kluson Deluxe Keystone tuners

Finish    

  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer without plasticisers

Accessories  

  • Case: JG /G & G Rectangular Hardshell (Brown with Pink lining)