Futuremaster

The Futuremaster is my homage to the late "50s Korina Flying and Explorer. I have retained the extended neck tenon of both models, while incorporating the body extension/heel cap construction used in the original issue V and a similar interior routing pattern. The body of the Futuremaster is a bit thicker than my other slab guitars (1.90" as opposed to 1.75"). I have redistributed the mass of the V and Explorer into the more compact Bluesmaster perimeter shape. The Futuremaster has a fast attack, excellent sustain, features a select Korina (white limba) body and neck with a Rosewood fingerboard.

 

SPECS

Construction

  • Set neck with 1958 Explorer style extended tenon
  • Routes: All control routes as per 1958 Explorer

Body

  • Body: 1.86" Premium grade 1 or 2 piece White Limba
  • Pickguard: Multi ply Parchment or Black        

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 White Limba or Mahogany neck with 1958 Explorer style extended tenon
  • Fretboard: Premium Rosewood
  • Trussrod: Gustavsson dual action trussrod (vintage compression style single rod with no condom)
  • Fretboard Inlays: Vintage Moto dots
  • Side dots: Vintage Moto dots 
  • String nut: Bone
  • Headstock overlay:  Ebony
  • 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, Bridge Volume, Master tone control (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)