Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Side&Back Laminated Koa
Pickguard Red Tortoise
Pickup Fishman Sonitone
Width at Nut 43.0mm
Bracing Scalloped X Bracing
Machineheads Open Gear Type
Fishman Sonitone is a simple pickup with only undersaddle piezo and volume and tone controls. But there are two advantage of using it because we don't need to route a cavity on the body to install it.
1. Since there is no cavity needed on the body, installing the pickup will not harm the acoustic resonance very much.
2. Since no cavity is routed on body, customers can more easily replace the pickup to another one like L.R.baggs or another finshman
It is often heard that a professional guitarist or an experienced acoustic guitarist doesn’t
use a brandnew guitar as it is but has it set up by a reliable repair shop or a guitar builder
before starting to use it. They know having an acoustic guitar properly set up is very
important to display their best performance and achieve the ideal music they would like to
create. Having good playability really makes differences in the performance and sound of
an acoustic guitar.
At Headway Japan Tune-up series, we aim for the achievement of superb playability on the
budget-friendly guitars. Every detail concerned with playability including nut, saddle, frets,
and neck action of JT guitars is carefully adjusted at our Deviser Workshop in Japan before
they are dispatched to music stores. We use the term “tune up" because the jobs done on
JT guitars are not just simple adjustments to make the guitars playable, but they are to pull
out the best of the guitars, enhancing the playability and the sound. JT guitars are for
players at every level from entry class players to experienced ones.
2. NEW FEATURES
2-1.Post-coating dovetail neck joint
The renewed JT guitars produced since Spring of 2018 come to feature post-coating
dovetail neck joint which contributes to both the sound and stability of neck. Until then it has
been feasible on only Headway guitars of higher ranges built by Aska builders due to
requirements of highly skilled technique and preciseness. As the result, the renewed JT
guitars have increased articulation and sustain and increased stability of necks. The post
coating neck joint offers more sophisticated feel and appearance as well as proving
2-2.Smooth matte finished neck
Except for some special models, all the rew JT guitars have matte neck, which feels
smoother and improves the playability.