Jacques is our doublecut model, first built during the first covid-19 lockdown. This is the 2nd version.
We got inspired by a Strat that we painted with this petrol shade for a customer. Back then, we were sceptical if the tinted maple neck would fit to that color but when we saw it, we had these associations: warm summer nights, beaches, sea water... We wanted to make a guitar that looks like that, too! The summer looks would be great on our model Jacques.
No sooner said than done: The alder body is painted in that petrol blue, the flamed maple neck is transparent matte. In this case we used so-called roasted maple: the wood gets baked very slowly which makes it harder, lighter and turns the color into caramel.
The body is curved in one direction, which makes a solidbody guitar lighter, more elegant and easy to play. The embedded covers on the backside are made of wood and fixed with magnets. That makes the looks very clean.
The wood combination is quite classic, so we mounted a Schaller-tremolo that stays in tune very well, thanks to the Schaller machines and the bone nut. The pickup combination, however, is quite unusual: a Strat singlecoil on the neck an a P90 on the bridge position (both made by Häussel), both sounding very nice and bold. The bridge pickup can sound very rocky and rude, if you want. Jacques is a very good guitar that wants to be played on an open air stage while sunset!
- Body: Alder
- Neck: roasted maple, 2 pieces
- Fretboard: roasted maple
- Machines: Schaller M6 Mini
- Bridge: Schaller Vintage tremolo
- Neck pickup: Häussel ST Blues A5
- Bridge pickup: Häussel P90 Vintage
- Scale: 648 mm
- Finish: "California, 90°F, 11pm" (petrol blue high gloss, neck transparent matte)
- Year of manufacture: 2021