The MJ GrooveMaster solid body guitar has a nice vintage vibe and is sure to catch the attention of the vintage guitar aficionado, but don’t be fooled, this is NOT your grandfather’s guitar.
The GrooveMaster guitar captures the essence of a true vintage guitar but has closer tolerances and more modern styling. If you think this guitar looks good now just wait until it gets a little road wear on it and you will swear it was played by some of the late great guitar legends or a least a legend in the making. All of our MJ Guitars are made completely in the U.S.
There is 1 version of the GrooveMaster:
All of our guitars come with a custom G&G hardshell case.
The body is made from either poplar (4lbs. as showed), Alder (3lbs.) or Swamp Ash (2.5lbs) and is available in a variety of colors (see options below). Poplar is a very stable wood that will produce more midrange then alder without sacrificing highs. Alder will give you a warm sound with plenty of highs but less midrange and bass. Swamp Ash has good sustain, a firm bass tone and airy highs.
The necks are made from hard rock maple with a 25 ½” scale and the very distinctive walnut skunk stripe. Maple is the favored neck wood because it is strong, stable, and reacts less from environmental changes than most other hard woods. The neck thickness at the first fret is .800 and .850 at the 12th fret and hand carved to a comfortable “C” shape
The fingerboards are available in either Rosewood or Maple, with 22 jumbo frets, 12″ radius and a nut width of 1 5/8″. The maple fingerboard has a high gloss polyester finish on it to protect from string wear and making it faster to play.
The headstock is a more conventional shape with 6 inline tuners for straight string pull over the nut. We also use two string trees to provide uniform string pressure on the nut for a more even tone. We have chosen the Gotoh vintage style tuners with staggered post height and 15 to 1 gear ratio to complement the vintage vibe without sacrificing quality.
The truss rod adjustment is made easier with the truss rod access at the nut. We use a more expensive double-acting truss rod to insure neck stability. This trusrod is capable of adjusting out a forward or backward bow in the neck.
The neck is precisely joined to the body by way of a tight neck cavity and 4 mounting screws with countersunk washers.
The pickups are the Seymour Duncan Alnico 11 Pro single coil calibrated set with the middle pick reverse wound and reverse polarity. These pickups will produce a warmer tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain.
The controls include volume and tone using U.S.-made pots and a 5-position Switchcraft switch and output jack.
The GrooveMaster uses the Wilkinson Vintage style tremolo with stamped steel saddles. Each string can be individually intonatied and the action adjusted for a perfect setup.
There is no reason why this guitar should accidentally fall off you on account of our Dual Design Dunlop Straploks.
Poplar: Poplar is a common tonewood for electric guitars often compared to alder tonally, with a crisp and resonant balanced response across the tonal spectrum. It machines well, is relatively light and has a smooth surface making it easy to finish. Because of the plane grain poplar is recommended for solid colors.
Alder: Alder is lighter then poplar and so it will give you a warmer sound with plenty of highs. what you sacrifice is midrange and bass. If you put a liquor finish over Alder in time it will crack beautifully just like the old fenders.
Swamp Ash Swamp a very light and will give you good sustain along with firm bass tones and airy highs. because of the beautiful grain Swamp Ash is recommended for clear or sunburst finishes.
Rosewood: The most common fretboard is Rosewood because it is naturally oily and feels good to the touch. The sound is more rich in the fundamental than maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.
Maple: Very bright, dense, and highly reflective. When used on a fretboard, maple encourages higher overtones and favors harmonics and variations in pick attack.
- Mint Green/Black/Mint Green
- Pearl White
- Tortoise Shell
- White/Black/White, Solid White
FinishesThe GrooveMaster comes in an array of traditional Fender and Gibson colors with a few of our own classics. Choices include:
Vintage 3 tone sunburst, Tele blond over ash