- Body Top
Solid African mahogany
- Body Side&Back
Open Gear Type
- Width at Nut
- Neck Grip
- Fingerboard Radius
Scalloped X Bracing
Natural (Urethane UV coating)
Elixir NANOWEB Light(.012-.053)
Gig Bag, Allen Wrench, COA
JT Series’ first parlor style model
The first New Yorker model of the JT series, with its characteristic 12 fret joints and smaller body.
Mahogany body top
We decided to use Mahogany for the body top, bringing the warm sound that is characteristic of it.
We went for a slotted headstock for this model.
The new JT series
It is often heard that a professional guitarist or an experienced acoustic guitarist won’t use a brand new guitar as it is, rather having it set up by a reliable repair shop or a guitar builder before starting to use it. They know that having an acoustic guitar properly set up is very important if they want to reach their best performance and achieve the ideal music they would like to create. The undeniable fact is that having good playability really makes a difference in the performance and sound of an acoustic guitar. At Headway with our Japan Tune-up series, we are aware of this and we aim for superb playability even on our budget-friendly guitars. Every detail concerned with playability including the nut, saddle, frets, and neck action of JT guitars is carefully adjusted at our Deviser Workshop in Japan before they are dispatched to music stores. We use the term -Tune up- because the attunement done to JT guitars is not just simple adjustments to make the guitars playable, but they are to pull out the best of the guitars, enhancing the playability and the sound. JT guitars are a good fit for players at every level from entry class players to experienced ones.
Post-coating dovetail neck joint
The renewed JT guitars produced since the Spring of 2018 come to feature post-coating dovetail neck joint which contributes to both the sound and stability of the neck. Until then it has been feasible on only Headway guitars of higher ranges built by Aska builders due to requirements of highly skilled technique and preciseness, but we decided to give the new JT series the same treatment. As a result, the renewed JT guitars have increased articulation and sustain and increased stability of necks. The post coating neck joint offers a more sophisticated feel and appearance as well as providing preciseness
Nut and saddle
On every JT guitar, the nut and saddle are carefully adjusted to offer the best string actions so that they are easy to play. Edges of nut and saddles are smoothly rounded for comfortability.
The string height plays a major role in the playability of a guitar, and each guitar in the JT series is carefully adjusted to the proper string height for ease of pressing.
The fret wires are filed to keep even response and tone from every fret, with sandpapers in different grit sizes being used. The edges of frets are rounded for smooth access to higher frets more comfortably..
Smooth matte-finished neck
Except for some special models, all the new JT guitars have matte neck, which feels smoother and improves the playability.
JT guitars are strung with Elixir phosphor bronze light gauge strings when they are shipped out from our workshop, where they are finely tuned for a perfect string action assuring ease of play.
Included all-new gig bag
We include a durable gig bag with a thick cushion to keep your instrument safe. On the backside, there’s a big, A4-sized pocket, where you can comfortably carry all your accessories without a problem.