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JJ Jewel – JJ Guitars Electric Guitar Review

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JJ Jewel – JJ Guitars Electric Guitar Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Steve Harrop

I needed a replacement for my ’57 Les Paul Jnr. as some of the gigs were less than salubrious. At the NEC guitar show 2006, I tried a JJ Jewel and bought it on a whim.

Features:

JJ JewelMahogany body, two P90 pickups, wraparound bridge, volume, tone and selector switch. Cherry finish similar to early ’60’s Gibson.

Ease of use:

Played it at the show and liked it. Got it home and gigged it, but did not get on with it.

I tried it a few times, still not right, then a blues gig in Whitby came up around 2007. Took it as a spare, 15 mins into the gig it just opened up and started to sing and just got better.

I replaced the locking Sperzels as they would not take my string gauge (11, 17, 20, 36, 46, 56).

I bought a second one last year and the tone pot failed last week. Jeff came up to take it back under warranty and I hope to get it back soon. Gibson don’t do that!!!

Sound Quality:

Like a Les Paul special from ’59. Awesome.

Reliability:

Top notch, never let me down. Tone pot failure on second guitar, but not really a problem (see above).

Overall Rating:

If you like a vintage Les Paul, you’ll love one (or more) of these. Get one !!!!!

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Steve Harrop

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  • I had an opportunity to spend a few minutes gazing over JJ Guitars at the Bristol and Birmingham guitar shows. Great looking guitars!

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