I’d used his hardware products over the years and was often amazed that he’d designed things already that I’d had in my mind for years! The acclaimed guitarist receives a second signature piece – this time in a stunning Candy Apple Red finish. Legendary Guitars: John Jorgenson’s Takamine JJ325SRC. A gloss red stain brings out the beauty of the wood. Perhaps best known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters, JOHN JORGENSON is also proficient in the mandolin, mandocello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, upright bass, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. Jorgenson needs little introduction. ... More, My first Fret King signature model came about from a very long friendship with iconic designer Trevor Wilkinson. Ash body, maple neck, beautiful dark rosewood board. JGT is proud to have him on our cover this month. Here he cradles one of these instruments, a ’61 SG Les Paul. Join John as he discusses music history, influences, performance, gear, and all things guitar and guitar playing with some of the… e. info@dynamicartists.com, Jason Henke At ... More, This is my newest signature model guitar from Fret King, introduced at Namm Jan 2019. Chiaroscuro, the Soundtrack to Dixie Gamble’s Witch Hairs, featuring John, Rodney Crowell, Lauren Braddock, and Many More, is Available Now! Dynamic Artists There is a long and interesting story about the making and distribution of these rare guitars. by Rick Moore January 9, 2012, 7:10 am. IF YOU WANT AN AMAZING GUITAR, This John Jorgenson DG 330, signed, in very near MINT condition,with good original Deluxe Superior hardshell case. In fact, two Selmer models in Saga’s venerable Gitane line bear his name. John Jorgenson Truetone interview....GEAR Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by smokinop, Jan 10, 2018. Daniel Ong. Most were built with the Champagne finish, less in black and one or two in silver. G&L ASAT More. Takamine JJ325SRC-12 John Jorgenson Signature 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar with a hardshell case.From Takamine: Designed in collaboration with guitarist extraordinaire John Jorgenson. He had the idea to marry a Tele with a Gretsch Roc ... More, After working with parent company Saga for many years developing signature models for their gypsy Jazz Gitane brand, I had the chance to try some of their flat top dreadnaught models and was very impressed with the build quality and more importantly the tone. Telegram. This can be seen firsthand in Jorgenson’s other new release, John Jorgenson Quintet In Concert, a two-DVD set filmed live in Vicenza, Italy. Due to workload issues, when I became an official Fender endorser I was assigned to Master Builder Gene Baker who helped create this model with me. Both sported silver sparkle Tele bodies, similar to my G&L ASAT, and got played on the Hellecasters’ albums. Ubersooner, Bryan T, 27sauce and 7 … p. 510.558.4000 Other Fretted Instruments • 1927 Gibson K-4 mandocello • 1980 Gibson F-5L mandolin • Matsikas custom bouzouki . Although best known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellcasters, he is also proficient on the mandolin, mandocello, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Saxophone. G&L MFD pickups, volume, tone, three way. e. jason@vectormgmt.com. A world-class musician and virtuoso guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan, John Jorgenson’s fretboard fireworks on The Hellecasters albums alongside Jerry Donahue and Will Ray remain favourites of guitarists everywhere, and with such an eclectic mix of genres, John needs a versatile guitar that can slip seamlessly from … John Jorgenson, born July 6, 1956, in Madison, Wisconsin, is perhaps best known for his guitar work with bands such as the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters. Equipped with a full host features, the 'JJ' includes a matched, calibrated set of Wilkinson WVT pickups that provide a warm tone and great sustain. PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Cedar Rapids, IA, at CSPS where he meets up with former Elton John sideman and gypsy jazz guitarist John Jorgenson who walks us through the instruments, amps, and effects he uses on the road with his quintet. Although still satisfied with the quality of the G&L guitars, their new artist relations department left much to be desired. Always looking for some good promotion, ... More. Lotos Nile My idea was to use 2 Tele neck coils and 2 Tele bridge coils under-wound and combined in humbucking mode for each pickup, thus creating a “Double Tele” effect both visually and sonically. e. jason@vectormgmt.com. The left handed Takamine JJ325SRC-12 LH John Jorgenson Signature Series 12-string Acoustic electric guitar was designed in collaboration with guitarist extraordinaire John Jorgenson whose Bluegrass, Country, Rock and Django-inspired Gypsy Jazz stylings require that his signature model guitar be as musically versatile as he is. John masters every genre he addresses. p. 615.298.1144 Twitter. Since attending a Dave Matthews Band concert as a teenager, Jason has been into all things guitar. Lotos Nile On PremierGuitar.com, "Sponsored Content" refers to articles, videos, or audio recordings that are produced or curated by an advertiser but that Premier Guitar is happy to share alongside our own editorial content due to the Sponsored Content’s educational, musical, or entertainment value. Gear Reviews. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Jan 10, 2018 #1. smokinop Supporting Member. G&L ASAT – John Jorgenson In 1987 my longtime friend Jeff Ross introduced me to the “Holy Trinity” at G&L guitars -Sales manager Dale Hyatt, the “G” George Fullerton and the man himself, Leo Fender. There were less than 200 of these made. MusicRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. News Gear. p. 615.298.1144 Fender Telecaster Custom Shop John Jorgenson 2000 Black, 1999 Fender Telecaster John Jorgenson Champagne Sparkle, John Jorgenson Signs Letter To Congress Seeking Independent Venue Aid Along With Bob Weir, Willie Nelson, David Byrne and Hundreds Of Other Artists, John Jorgenson partners with Joe Bonamassa to add his signature touch of virtuosity to Bonamassa’s all-Star sleep eazys project, Brad Paisley joins John Jorgenson on Episode 1 of AMS’ “The Guitarist”. Marrying the large ... More, The last of the signature Gitane trio came in 2006 and was inspired by a photo on a single record sleeve of a 60s era Favino finished in all black. p. 510.558.4000 Always looking for some good promotion, ... More, This model started with prototypes in 1997 and then was officially available from 1998-2002 as a special order signature model from Fender’s Custom Shop. Jorgenson is also proficient in the mandolin, mandocello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, upright bass, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone. John Jorgenson is one of the finest and most versatile musicians on the planet. John Jorgenson was even chosen to portray Django Reinhardt in the feature film, Head in the Clouds. To call John Jorgenson … Artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs have sought out Jorgenson's guitar work. Silver sparkle top with white pearloid binding and dark stained natural back and sides. John Jorgenson is one of the finest and most versatile musicians on the planet. The best new studio gear of 2020: monitors, mics and mixers. John Jorgenson’s Gear On The Returning: Guitars • Altamira flamenco • Gitane DG-300 John Jorgenson model • 1942 Selmer oval-hole 14-fret . e. kissyblack@lotosnile.com. PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Cedar Rapids, IA, at CSPS where he meets up with former Elton John sideman and gypsy jazz guitarist John Jorgenson who walks us through the instruments, amps, and effects he uses on the road with his quintet. 3. Top and neck binding and a white pickguard add aesthetic appeal. Super clean, no issues, frets are great. Very Rare Limited Run USA Made Guitar. Vector Management Even in the late 80s while I was officially a G&L endorser, Fender Master Builder Fred Stuart had built me 2 guitars, a six string bass (later released as a “Bajo ... More, In 1996 after having been a G&L endorser for 9 years I took Jerry Donahue’s suggestion to move over to Fender, as Leo Fender had passed away and G&L had been sold to BBE. Black finish with gold sparkle binding and pickguard. Bob Bakert, editor: Superlatives abound when trying to describe John Jorgenson. AmericanMusical.com is partnering with K-S Productions to create a one-of-a-kind musical series hosted by legendary multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson. 4. This guitar has matching Rio Grande Big Bottom ASAT Pickups. Desert Rose Band was starting to tour and have chart success nationally, as well as appearing often on TV. In 1985 Dan Fogelberg released the groundbreaking progressive bluegrass album, “High Country Snows” and was touring with his “All-Star Bluegrass Band” featuring David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Herb Pederson and Chris Hillman. John Jorgensen JJ325SRC & JJ325SRC-12. 11th January 2019. Even in the late 80s while I was officially a G&L endorser, Fender Master Builder Fred Stuart had built me 2 guitars, a six string bass (later released as a “Bajo Sexto” model) and a 12 string. The element I had to fight for were the specially made pickups and elongated ash tray bridge to accommodate them. The setlist here is half Django, half Jorgenson; the musicianship by the Quintet is pure inspiration. Here's Zac's final interview with the great John Jorgenson talking gear. Jorgenson won consecutive Academy of Country Music awards for guitarist of the year. It miraculously survived the 2010 Nashville flood with very little damage (the bridge pickup needed repairing, as did swelling around the neck joint) and is a fabulous sounding Tele. Email. Enjoy. Country picking on a Buddy Holly at the Canyon Club with Albert Lee, Dave Meyer Vector Management John had this Chandler custom made for him to use specifically for the Elton tours of the mid 90's and used it on stage often. Excepting the color and the solid body, all of the other appointments are the same as the FKV325JJ. Based on the previous green model, but this one (even though it has a fake F hole Gretsch-style) is completely solid body. e. info@dynamicartists.com, Jason Henke Joined: Feb 16, 2007. NAMM 2019: Fret-King updates its John Jorgenson signature model. Champagne sparkle top with white pearloid binding and dark stained natural back and sides. e. kissyblack@lotosnile.com. “It was my first good guitar,” he recalls. ... More, After the initial success of the DG-300 I wanted to expand the options and create a guitar that combined the features of the D hole model (traditionally a 12 Fret to the body) and the oval hole model (14 frets to the body) and this model became the DG-320 released in 2006. The first episode, ‘Who is John Jorgensen?’ also features Brad Paisley, Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, Ricky Skaggs, and other powerhouse musicians, all discussing what music means to them, their influences, their favorite pieces of gear, and much more! In 1987 my longtime friend Jeff Ross introduced me to the “Holy Trinity” at G&L guitars -Sales manager Dale Hyatt, the “G” George Fullerton and the man himself, Leo Fender. WhatsApp. Gear. On Returning, by the John Jorgenson Quintet, he used a ’42 Selmer guitar, as well as a signature Gitane, an Altamira, his vintage Gibson K-4 mandocello, a 1980 Gibson F-5L (mandolin), an Altamira flamenco guitar, and a bouzouki with no brand markings. For interview requests, hi-res images and media inquiries, please contact: Kissy Black I loved the look of this guitar so much, and had also loved the look of the Gibson Les Paul Custom with its black finish ... More, Dave Meyer The 10 best new audio interfaces of 2020. Messages: 469. This model started with prototypes in 1997 and then was officially available from 1998-2002 as a special order signature model from Fender’s Custom Shop. p. 615.269.6600 smokinop, Jan 10, 2018. smokinop, Jan 10, 2018 #1. Fender Custom Telecaster – John Jorgenson This model started with prototypes in 1997 and then was officially available from 1998-2002 as a special order signature model from Fender’s Custom Shop. Legendary Guitars: John Jorgenson’s Takamine JJ325SRC . In 1987 my longtime friend Jeff Ross introduced me to the “Holy Trinity” at G&L guitars -Sales manager Dale Hyatt, the “G” George Fullerton and the man himself, Leo Fender. 5. Silver Sparkle Paint (see below) that is bright and clear. John Featured in Guitarist Presents: 100 Guitar Heroes, John Jorgenson partners with Joe Bonamassa to add his signature touch of virtuosity to Bonamassa's all-Star sleep eazys project, Brad Paisley joins John Jorgenson on Episode 1 of AMS' "The Guitarist". For interview requests, hi-res images and media inquiries, please contact: Kissy Black Share. Fret-King has announced the FKV25JCAR John Jorgenson signature guitar. Facebook. This guitar was used starting around 1995 on stage with Elton John when Jorgenson was touring playing color guitar for Elton and his band! 1995 G&L ASAT USA John Jorgenson #38. John Jorgenson Quintet features guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and six-year member of Elton John's band. As often happens I started asking for a particular series of ... More, I first tried a Gitane model DG250M in Frankfurt at the Musik Messe International trade show back in 2004 and was instantly very impressed, as until that time there had been no high-quality gypsy jazz guitars available in the US other than very expensive European luthier-built guitars and these guitars sounded and played extremely well. The Fret King Black Label John Jorgenson Signature Model (JJ) pays a special tribute to the jazz and country player John Jorgenson, and provides a versatile guitar for a versatile player. 7 pounds, 11 ounces, really well balanced. John Jorgenson partners with Joe Bonamassa to add his signature touch of virtuosity to Bonamassa’s all-Star sleep eazys project Brad Paisley joins John Jorgenson on Episode 1 of AMS’ “The Guitarist” Chiaroscuro, the Soundtrack to Dixie Gamble’s Witch Hairs, featuring John, Rodney Crowell, Lauren Braddock, and Many More, is Available Now! The 10 best new hardware synths of 2020. I had one specially airbrushed by Dan Lawrence depicting the cover of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album art, and I played this one a lot on stage with Elton John. Up for sale here is a very rare 1995 G&L John Jorgenson Signature ASAT, only about 200 were made. p. 615.269.6600 John Jorgenson’s instrumental album, Gifts from the Flood, features guitars that were rescued and restored after being submerged for days in river water, diesel fuel, and raw sewage. Requiring lots of custom fabricated parts, these Master-built guitars were quite expensive and the total number built is quite low, maybe 24 pieces in total. The Takamine John Jorgenson Signature Acoustic-Electric is the result of a desire by John for increased sensitivity from his instrument. Desert Rose Band was starting to tour and have chart success nationally, as well as appearing often on TV. Instead of morphing and blending styles together and calling it something new, he seeks to perfect and advance the styles of guitar to new heights. Most recently I used it on an instrumental album with Joe Bonamossa. Takamine's answer was scalloped top bracing, a solid spruce top, and bubinga back and sides. John Richard Jorgenson is an American musician. I was happy enough just to have those pickups with the standard 3 position switch, but Gene’s idea which we incorporated was to create 2 more tone options using one coil from each pickup, so a 5 way switch was used to take advantage of all possible coil combinations, resulting in 5 different hum-canceling positions. The original pickups are also included. I requested a number of elements that were no problem; Korina body, bird’s-eye maple neck, locking tuners, Gatton-style knobs and brass saddles, etc. Desert Rose Band was starting to tour and have chart success nationally, as well as appearing often on TV. Jorgenson recorded Ultraspontane over a year in Nashville, taking things slow and getting the music right. Please see pictures for details and feel free to ask questions. Because there were less winds on each coil, when combined they still had the snap of a single coil pickup, yet slightly fuller with hum canceling properties. 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