MODERN BUILDER VAULT
The JBD- 200 (above left, and bottom) has a familiar look, but with
a Jetsonian twist showcasing topographical peaks and valleys.
Constructed with a two-piece mahogany body, the guitar boasts
an integrated 10-screw steel-plated pickguard and tailpiece
that emphasize the instrument’s contours and different sections.
Also, it features a bolt-on mahogany neck with a figured maple
fretboard with ebony inlays, and Lace Alumitones—a bridge
humbucker and neck single-coil.
A futuristic guitar with a Jazzmaster-like look, the JBD-800 (above
right) features some of the bodylines found on the Fender model,
but with the power and definition of ’50s tail fins on a Cadillac
Eldorado. This souped-up 800 features a korina body, a bolt-on
maple neck with a bird’s-eye maple fretboard, and is complete
with three Lace Alumitone single-coils.
Pricing and Availability
J. Backlund Design’s standard JBD-800 starts at $1995, the JBD-
200 starts at $2795, and the JBD- 100 starts at $2995. Custom
options include numerous color combinations, several wood
alternatives, a N-Tune onboard chromatic tuner, and the choice
of different pickup configurations, including Seymour Duncan or
DiMarzio models. Each guitar comes with a custom TKL hardshell
case and an Ultimate Support GS- 100 stand. Currently, Bruce’s
hands are the only pair building these guitars, so there’s a waiting
period of 90–120 days.
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