How to order:
The current price of a JJL One will depend on the ultimate specifications ordered (finishes, colours, hardware etc.) but these series of guitars, the JJL One SC2-A (Single Cutaway model, 2 pick-ups/Atlantic Bridge) and the next two hard-tails JJL One SC2-B and JJL One SC2-BF (“Big Block and Stop” and “Big Block and Fan”) are limited to just 99 models Worldwide each.
This guitar cannot be bought in the shops and can only be ordered directly from us.
We will work with you personally every step of the way to fulfil your specifications and we will deliver your guitar personally within the waiting list time quoted. We will keep in touch with you at every stage of the process from the choice of wood to the finished instrument.
The guitar represents what we believe to be a disruption of the current genre – the most extraordinary advance in the state of the art for electric guitars since first seen in the 1940’s. This is truly an instrument for the 21st Century, but is engineered to last for your Children’s, Children’s Children to enjoy.
As a living, enduring, investment, this instrument will only increase in value. The overriding principal is one of excellence – firstly in terms of the acoustic design, tone and sheer playability and secondly in the design DNA and stunning materials used. We have gone to quite extraordinary lengths to ensure the veracity of these abiding principles “tone, innovation and excellence”..
Please see the full specification of the instrument at the bottom of the page
The current cost of a JJL One is from £32.5k + VAT if delivered/invoiced inside of the European Union + delivery.
The current wait for a JJL One is 3 – 5 months depending on whether anyone earlier in the schedule has dropped out. We take a deposit in advance to secure a build.
The guitars include a coding system that relates to a Certificate of Authenticity that details your hand numbered and signed guitar.
JJL One specifications and current options:
One piece of aged Honduras Mahogany, river recovered from approximately 150 years at the bottom of the Belize rivers and lagoons. This material sank on its way down to the mill (it was closer grained and heavier) and was originally growing at a time when the Conquistadors were present in South America. At the current time, JJL Guitars is the only Company to source, recover and import this rare and valuable material under CITIES Licence into the UK.
We then bond a special titanium “acoustic chassis” into this special wood. This chassis connects the nut, directly to the bridge – the JJL One’s own tone “superhighway”. These chassis’ have to be specially welded using a Nitrogen Chamber to ensure their veracity. This increases the strength of the material and also ensures that, together with the special two-way truss rod, the guitar is very strong and stable.
Neck & Headstock
The 25″ scale length, with 24 frets and super fast neck gives an instantly comfortable playing experience. The JJL One is also the first guitar in history to have Tungsten Carbide frets, These are our own Jumbo design, each one being made and shaped separately by hand with diamond tooling to within 5 microns. The mirror shine is hand polished with diamond paste and will never degrade. At 9.5 on the MOHS scale, they should stay intact, with mirror shine, long after the demise of the Human Race itself. More importantly though, the density of this material is some three times that of stainless steel and provides a defined and sizeable “voice” to the tone that cannot be achieved by conventional material.
The fretboard option is currently Ziracote, Ebony or Cocobolo. The truss rod is adjusted in the pick-up cavity and the “Zero locking nut” is a hardened titanium nut which closes sideways with a small hidden hex bolt to lock the strings, which are then anchored via a special, height adjustable, compensated zero fret.
The tuners are custom Schaller M6 locking pin in Ruthenium, with our own hand polished titanium “Ray” pegs.
The fretboard features specially chosen, Grade AAA whole Mother of Pearl markers surrounded by two bands of pure Platinum. The logo is brushed Palladium.
The Atlantic Bridge
So named because it “bridges the impossible”, it moves with no moving parts. This extraordinary new innovation has been called “Engineering Art”. The hand polished titanium bridge uses our own unique, proprietary vertical Flexures married to custom designed springs to effect a linear movement which moves without pivoting, sliding and with no knife edge or bearings etc. The flexures and their chassis are connected directly to the unique acoustic chassis which in turn is connected directly to the nut at the other end of the guitar. The tremolo arm is height adjustable and feel adjustable (soft and spongy to firm and positive) to allow you find your most comfortable playing level. The action allows 1 full octave down to 1/2 octave up. The bridge has three modes: Full locking (fixed bridge mode), Half locking (downwards moving only blocked if you break a string) Fully Floating (normal tremolo mode) These are actioned via a three way depressor switch on the top plate. This engineering marvel with it’s low aero wing profile was also designed primarily to be a very comfortable place to rest and use your palm for damping techniques.
The Big Block & Stop and the Big Block and Fan bridges are two Hardtail versions to be announced in the News section and on Social Media shortly.
The pick-ups feature a unique polished titanium profile which is based on “quadratic diffusion” principles to diffuse the hard mid range slap that comes off the body of all solid body guitars. They use a series of varying depth slots to achieve this and, as they look like upside down ice blades, have been so named the “Ice Blades”.
Under the hood are the amazing Zexcoil humbuckers. In the PAF spectrum, they use new Tone Tuning Technology whereby the tone is tuned by physically altering the metallurgy of the coils themselves. They use 6 coils – one for each string. They feature a silent split function for clear single coil clean sounds. The unique Ice Blades/Zexcoils pick-ups combo: “kick with clarity”.
The electronics have two pulls for the Split function, but the two volume knobs also have two pulls to enable a separate 250k circuit, if required, for warmer, vintage tones.
The custom, carbon fibre case is lined with Alcantra leather over special impact absorbing foam. Able to withstand being run over by a 4 x 4, the case also features a GPS tracker which sends an email once a day to advise of exact location and a wireless or blue tooth hydrometer (choice of either) that talks back to the JLL App on your phone. Alarms can be set if you are travelling to more extreme climates to advise of any significant changes and Humidipacks can be deployed to control the humidity in either direction. The case also comes with a bland “modesty” cover to protect both the carbon fibre finish and provide some anonymity for travelling. Hardware is all stainless steel with recessed hinges and locks.
& Finish Colour Options
The JJL One series of instruments can be ordered in an increasing number of wood finished and colours which at the moment include: “Silver Grey Zebrano”, “Smoky Blue Zebrano”, “Natural Zebrano”, “Chilli Red Burr”, “Pacific Blue Burr” (both Italian Walnut Burr) and Santos Rosewood. New woods and finishes will be announced at regular intervals. Please note, we don’t have any Maple options at all right now.
Sound & Vision
Sound files and You tube videos can be found, when published, in the Sound and Vision section, check news page for updates.