Bacchus JRP Surf Breaker SB-1 OWG offset electric guitar with hardshell case
The 3-way pickup selector switch has been replaced with a 500k blend pot. The original toggle switch is included if you'd like to restore it to the original configuration. The frets are in excellent shape showing very little wear.
The story of this guitar is best told through the Japanese Red Pine Project:
In this special series, the body is made out of Japanese red pine wood, particularly, from red pine trees from Matsumoto city that have been partially eaten out by pine weevils and had to be cut down to prevent potential accidents.
From the front of the body all the way to the sides and the back you can see various leftover markings due to the knots and holes made by the pine weevils before the tree was cut down. During the making of a regular guitar, every single spot would be sanded down and polished to the point where no visual imperfections could be seen, but with our JRP series, we intend to embrace the wood’s characteristics and features and make them shine as a reminder of their origins and what they represent.
Body: Japanese Red Pine
Bridge: TE Bridge (Made in Japan)
Machineheads: GOTOH/SD-91 05MA
Control: 1Vol,1Tone,3way Toggle SW
Width at Nut: 42.0mm
Fingerboard Radius: 310R
From log to guitar, by Bacchus:
We decided to develop a unique guitar embracing the damaged red pine tree's characteristics and making them shine through our artisans' great craftsmanship. We carefully went over every process from cutting down the damaged trees to making them into completed guitars in order to get an exceptional result worth of competing with a guitar made out of traditional materials. Through this project, we had an opportunity to learn about one of the biggest environmental issues Japan’s forests are currently facing.
Tonewoods imported from overseas such as alder, ash and mahogany have been dominant materials in Japan’s guitar industry for a long time as those woods have traditionally been considered to be the most suitable for electric guitars thanks to the tones you can get out of them. This doesn’t mean that Japanese guitar manufacturers never tried to use Japanese trees as their raw material, but unfortunately, such domestic trees have generally been considered cheap alternatives of the authentic tonewoods imported from overseas.
One of our goals in this JRP guitars project is to develop an exceptional guitar to defy what's commonly thought of Japan's domestic tonewoods. Differently from typical wood materials used in guitar making, the Japanese red pine tree has lots of knots and holes made by the pine weevils. Instead of hiding such knots and holes by painting the guitar a solid color, we decided to give the wood a transparent finish to leave them as they are, and even emphasize them, as a unique feature of the wood. After testing various finishing methods, we decided to also try a few new finishes that add the kind of warm feeling worn-out vintage clothes give off, to the wood.
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