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    An old JP with a new twist

    Hi guys, just wanted to share something I found today.
    Some of you who have been on this forum for some time might remember this rare 22 fret, maple topped JP6 with a fixed bridge: IMG_1991a.jpg Photo by Octavarius | Photobucket
    I found a couple of interesting pictures today that I hadn't seen before (not even when this guitar was discussed), here they go:
    Production: IMG_1920a.jpg Photo by Octavarius | Photobucket
    So there was more than just one: IMG_1932a.jpg Photo by Octavarius | Photobucket
    In case anyone missed it from the previous picture, notice the angled headstock: IMG_1925a.jpg Photo by Octavarius | Photobucket
    And an angled headstock usually means... Tada!: IMG_1985a.jpg Photo by Octavarius | Photobucket
    So the Armada was the first production neckthrough EBMM, but it wasn't their first attempt at one.
    Wonder why JP chose to stick with the bolt-on instead of a neckthrough and then, years later, what made him think about a neckthrough design for the Majesty, having previously dismissed it.
    What do you guys think about that guitar now? Did anybody know it was actually a neckthrough? Or am I the only one that's surprised about this?

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    but it wasn't their first attempt at one.

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    I've seen those Pics before. But I was wondering the same thing when the Majesty came out.
    It would have been a cool Production Model though.
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    Yes - if it's the same one I think it is, it was an early prototype of a neck-through, with a diff scale as well. Those of us that went to the forum bash in 2005 got to handle it. It never went to production obviously. Here's a pic of me holding it....ugh...seems like a lifetime and a whole person's-worth of weight ago!

    An old JP with a new twist-114_1457-jpg

    Mike
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    Very cool. I like little historical tidbits like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVt View Post
    Yes - if it's the same one I think it is, it was an early prototype of a neck-through, with a diff scale as well. Those of us that went to the forum bash in 2005 got to handle it. It never went to production obviously. Here's a pic of me holding it....ugh...seems like a lifetime and a whole person's-worth of weight ago!

    An old JP with a new twist-114_1457-jpg

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    If I remember correctly it had a shorter 24.75" scale instead of the standard 25.5" on the rest of the EBMM line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    If I remember correctly it had a shorter 24.75" scale instead of the standard 25.5" on the rest of the EBMM line.
    I think you're right, Pete. I remembered the scale difference too, but I didn't remember if it was shorter or longer.

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    I would so use that 22 fret JP every single day..

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    wooow
    always wondered why JP did not choose from the beginning a neck through
    and always dreamed of a neck through JP ))
    now I have the Majesty and love it, I sold other guitars I had after ) (JP, Luke, JP Sterlings)
    and consider now selling the JP7 for a Majesty 7 )

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    Funny....I'm not a neck-through fan AT ALL. I much prefer bolt-ons. I just like the fact that the bolt-on neck can be replaced, repaired, etc...with a minimum of fuss.

    Mike
    2016 PDN Starry Night Cutlass (Natural Headstock)
    2010 Barolo JPX (Piezo, Inlays, Matching Headstock)
    2007 Bahama Blue Sparkle Back BFR Luke (GC Exclusive)
    2007 Blue Dawn LE JP6 (Piezo, Inlays, Matching Headstock)
    2006 Dargie Delight I Luke (No Piezo, Natural Headstock)
    2005 Sapphire Black JP6 (Piezo, Inlays, Matching Headstock)

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