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GrooveMaster

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:

GrooveMaster

The MJ GrooveMaster guitar has a nice vintage vibe. All the way from its name down to the familiar classic finishes and everything in-between. But don’t be fooled. This is not your grandfather’s guitar. The GrooveMaster guitar was designed by Ethan Johnson to be a cutting-edge guitar using all the modern components but with the familiarity of an old friend and the comfort of a worn pair of jeans. The GrooveMaster is our answer to an affordable guitar without sacrificing quality and coolness, and it is completely made in the U.S.



Retail Price:
$ 1,899.00
Payment Options:
$ 1,000.00 down and 3 payments of $ 299.69





All of our guitars come with a custom G&G hardshell case.

Specifications

Body wood

Body wood

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.

Neck

Neck

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

Fingerboard

Fingerboard

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.

Headstock

Headstock

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.

Truss rod

Truss rod

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.

Neck joint

Neck joint

The neck is precisely joined to the body by way of a tight neck cavity and 4 mounting screws with countersunk washers.

Pickups

Pickups

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.

Bridge

Bridge

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.

Strap buttons

Strap buttons

There is no reason why this guitar should accidentally fall off you on account of our Dual Design Dunlop Straploks.

Options

Options

Body Wood
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.

 

Fingerboard Wood
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.

Pickguard Material

  • Black/White/Black
  • Mint Green/Black/Mint Green
  • Pearl White
  • Tortoise Shell
  • White/Black/White, Solid White

Finishes

The GrooveMaster comes in an array of traditional Fender and Gibson colors with a few of our own classics. Choices include:

  • Black
  • Butterscotch
  • Cream
  • Fiesta Red
  • Gold (metallic)
  • Lake Placid Blue (metallic)
  • Seafoam Green
  • Silver (metallic)
  • Sonic Blue

  • Vintage 3 tone sunburst, Tele blond over ash

    Media

    Sound Clip 1

    Robert Clark demonstrates the GrooveMaster through Bogner Alchemist with distortion on the bridge pickup.

    Sound Clip 2

    Robert Clark demonstrates the GrooveMaster through Bogner Alchemist with distortion on the neck pickup..

    Sound Clip 3

    Robert Clark demonstrates the GrooveMaster through Bogner Alchemist clean channel on the neck pickup.

    Sound Clip 4

    Robert Clark demonstrates the GrooveMaster through Bogner Alchemist clean channel on the bridge pickup.