- Body Top
Solid Flame Myrtle
- Body Side&Back
Laminated Flame Myrtle
Grover Open Gear
- Width at Nut
Scalloped X Bracing
Black-burst,（Urethane UV coating）
Gigbag, Allen Wrench, COA
Myrtle is a wood native to the west coast of North America. It has a distinctive grain pattern with whitish areas and light brown to light green areas, and is also characterized by its flame grain.
Myrtle wood is not too hard nor too soft, and has a clean response like maple and a sweet tone in the mid-low range like mahogany, giving it a high potential as a tonewood.
This model features “Flame Myrtle,” a beautiful flamed wood, and is finished in a way that allows the player to enjoy not only the sound but also the looks to its fullest.
This model features a small, thin body and a short scale of 628mm, making it easy to play and easy to handle with a responsive sound, making it a perfect choice for players who have switched from electric guitars.
Another feature of this model is its “elbow contour” design. The part where the elbow meets the body when the player holds the guitar is widened, making the HSJ model easier to hold and easier to play, even though it has a deep body.
Since this process requires more manufacturing steps and is more difficult, the techniques used on high-end models and hand-crafted guitars are used on this JT series model.
Avalon shells are used for decoration to complement the all-flame myrtle, and the head logo also has a luxurious look with a headway torch inlay made of Avalon shells and mother of pearl shells.
The coloring is black burst, which elegantly completes the luxurious look.
About the Headway Japan Tune-up Series
What does JT mean?
It is common to hear that professional guitarists do not use the guitars they buy as is, but first take them to a trusted repairman and adjust them to their preferred settings before going on stage. Experienced guitarists will shave the nut on their own guitars and make modifications until they get the desired playing feel. With the Headway Japan Tune-up series, we have focused on every detail to maximize the guitar’s potential. We are dedicated to setting up each guitar to maximize its potential in every detail. We deliver guitars with a quality that can only be achieved through the accumulation of many simple and steady steps.
The JT series uses the “dovetail joint” and “post-treatment neck” methods, which require the same machining precision as Headway’s higher-end models. It also comes standard with a strap pin at the heel and is equipped with a FISHMAN preamp.
Dovetail joint + Post-treatment neck
The joint between the neck and body is an important part of guitar manufacturing. Headway has been using dovetail joint processing and post-finishing of the neck on its high-end models, and now it is finally possible to do the same on JT series products.
Nut and saddle
On every JT Series 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 a smooth playing experience.
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.
Smooth matte-finished neck
Except for some special models, all the new JT guitars have matte neck, which feels smoother and improves playability.
This model comes equipped with fan-favorite Elixir brand strings.
We include a durable gigbag 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.