John Page Classic - The AJ - Pelham Blue Finish / Rosewood Board
“In a league above custom guitars nearly twice its price.” Guitar World Platinum Award
“A soulful, fun to play guitar that looks killer, does pretty much anything you need it to, and comes in at a great price for this level of quality." Guitar Player Editor’s Pick
"John Page’s “uniquely familiar” features and pickup combination and arrangement, together with a slim/heavily contoured body, rock-solid neck joint, and top-notch craftsmanship, give the AJ a custom feel – at a production-line price." Vintage Guitar - VG Approved Gear
Need we say more? Welcome to the AJ, among the most highly acclaimed new guitars in the industry.
The Designer's Vision
“When I started my own custom guitar shop in 2006, the first guitar I designed and released was the P-1. A 14” bout, single-cutaway body, with a humbucker in the neck and a T-style pickup in the bridge. It was my take on a customized guitar that I had played for many, many years. A few years later I decided that the 14” bout was a bit large for most people, and as much as I liked the humbucker in the neck, I thought a P-90 would match the T-style bridge pickup a bit better, so I decided it was time that original P-1 evolved. Since this guitar was the offspring of my first design, I thought it should be named after my first born, my son, Adam John. Thus the “AJ” was named and became a wonderful addition to my guitar family.
The AJ has a 13” lower bout, single-cutaway Alder body with stylized front and back contours, and a lower horn and neck heel that allow for easy access to the upper frets. The neck is the same medium C shape that I use on all my Classic models. It’s extremely comfortable and has enough mass to become a key component in the tone production on the entire instrument, especially when coupled to the body with my over-sized machine screws and threaded inserts. The Bloodline® JP-3P (P-90) pickup in the neck position is wound to give it much more clarity than is normally associated with that style of pickup. Partnered with the JP-3T, a classic T-style bridge pickup, the two blend to give you a great, full classic tone, but with lots of clarity!
The vintage T-style bridge plate has reverse angled pickup mounting to add more depth to the high strings and alleviate the ice pick highs usually associated with T-styles. The vintage style 3 brass saddles are step-compensated for more accurate intonation, and the controls, including a master volume, master tone, and a 3-position toggle switch, are all rear loaded for a clean, classic look. I topped it all off with a black bakelite pickguard and shorty knurled chrome dome knobs.
The AJ is a really fun guitar. It is a great player, has killer tone, and has my signature, uniquely familiar styling. Welcome to the family, young AJ, welcome to the family!” - John Page
Neck/Body Attachment: Machine screws with Threaded Inserts
Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood
Neck Shape: Medium C
Neck Thickness: 1st: .82" / 12th: .90”
Nut Width: 1.68"
Fretboard Radius: 12”
Scale Length: 25.5”
Frets: 22 – Nickel Silver (.095”W x .045”H)
Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage Style
Bridge: JP vintage T-style with reverse pickup angle and three brass compensated saddles
Pickups: Neck – Bloodline® by John Page JP-3P P90. Bridge – Bloodline® by John Page JP-3T Tele®
Pickguard: Black Bakelite
Knobs: Short knurled chrome domes
Controls: Volume, Tone and 3-way switch (noise cancelling with both pickups on)
Strings: D’Addario EXL110 .010-.046
Colors: Black Metallic, 2-Tone Sunburst, Seafoam Green, Desert Sand, Pelham Blue
Covers failures during normal use by the initial owner of a registered John Page Classic guitar in the following areas:
Mechanical - including tuners, bridge, truss rod;
Electrical - including pots, pickups, switches, wire, shielding, jack, caps, knobs
Structural - including body, fretboard, neck assembly and strap buttons.