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Jay Turser JT-Hawk 12 Electric Guitar
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It's not always easy to find a solidbody 12-string. Great looks and versatile tone settings make this bird even more rare. The JT-Hawk-12 guitar has ...Click To Read More About This Product
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An amazingly affordable and versatile 12-string that'll add that classic rock jangle to your sound arsenal!
It's not always easy to find a solidbody 12-string. Great looks and versatile tone settings make this bird even more rare. The JT-Hawk-12 guitar has the traditional double cutaway body shape, dot inlays, and chrome hardware. A coil tap switch keeps your tonal options wide open.
12 String double cutaway, solid body
2 open humbucking pickups
Coil tap switch
Tune-o-matic style bridge
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I bought a red JT-Hawk online. I was a bit leery about buying a guitar without playing first, but I am very happy with this purchase. The finish is solid. The action and setup are really good, and the intonation is decent for a guitar of this price. You can get a nice variety of sounds out of the dual pickups and the coil tap switch. The scale is the same length as my Les Paul, though the neck is a bit wider. There's only a few shortcomings I can note: the cutaway body to 24 frets is a bit unnecessary in a 12-string and it makes the instrument a bit neck-heavy, the linear volume knob doesn't give an even volume increase from zero to full (I usually leave my guitar volume all the way up anyway), and the tuning keys are a bit rough in a few places, but are fully functional and keep the instrument solidly in tune. Overall, this is a great guitar for the money.
Jay Turser guitars are good quality value-priced guitars. If you've never heard of them, try one. You'll be glad you did! I bought this because I have small hands and couldn't play an acoustic 12-string guitar that well. This one plays like a dream after a minimum of set-up. And you can't beat the price!!
I wanted a 12 string electric for recording applications. I was either using a mic or a sound hole pickup with a high end 12 string acoustic. I had difficulty getting the sound I wanted. I shopped around and decided that I wanted a solid body electric. I did not want to spend a lot on a "specialty guitar. The Jay Turser JT-Hawk was inexpensive and had a good sound. It is not a flashy guitar and it was made in my least favorite country of manufacture, but it filled the bill for cost, sound and playability. Overall it seems to be a solid guitar, that should hold up. The coil tap pickups let you get a Byrds sound and can also capture a Led Zep feel. It is not perfect but a very good guitar especially for an inexpensive item. I think I will eventually change out the tuners, they are functional and fairly smooth but not Grover or Schaller quality. The PU are pretty darn good, If you are looking for a Ric sound they get close, and close again to a SG 12 string sound. The two volume knobs have a significant drop off about the 1/2 way point. The neck is a wee bit wider than I expected but, for finger picking this could be a positive. The back of the neck seems to be unfinished. This could cause problems if the neck was not cured properly. I have had issues with lower end guitars necks twisting after a year or so because they were improperly cured. With Chinese products you seem to get what you inspect not what you expect. I will have to wait and see if Jay Turser inspects the Chinese factory or not. Set up is good, not great.
Jay Turser JT-Hawk 12 Electric Guitar.So light! Great Action. So Many Tones.You can shred this ax if you R N2 It.24 Frets,CLEAR & bendable up a whole step!What a Blessin!-BP