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Jol Dantzig Hell's Half Acre

Jol Dantzig Hells Half Acre
sold
$18,000.00

available to order

An idea for a guitar came to Jol while reading books about the great cattle drives and the cowboys of the frontier. He'd heard the term "Hell's Half Acre" since he was a kid—there's even a Robbie Robertson song by that name...

DESCRIPTION:

"One of my biggest beefs with "work culture" is its tendency to discount the creative process. It's impossible to say why or when inspiration will strike—and it can't be switched on like a spreadsheet on a computer. I try to be open to the things around me, but I rarely can predict when I'll be inspired to act." - Jol Dantzig

An idea for a guitar came to Jol while reading books about the great cattle drives and the cowboys of the frontier. He'd heard the term "Hell's Half Acre" since he was a kid—there's even a Robbie Robertson song by that name. Instinctively Jol knew it referred to a patch of town where society's rules did not apply for those who chose to live life on their own terms. Jol envisioned a guitar that evoked the spirit of the era when cowboys were just working men, and the pistol was law.

SPECS:

- Mahogany body (old growth Honduras)
- Mahogany neck (old growth Honduras)
- Figured maple (bookmatched) top and back
- Hand laminated Italian ivoroid binding (body neck and head)
- Ebony and maple checked "rope" purfling
- Ebony fingerboard
- 12" fingerboard radius
- 25.5" compensated scale
- Period brass shell casing inlays
- Cellulose nitrate pickguard, truss rod cover and backplate
- Hand shaped steer bone nut
- 1.650" nut width
- 22 medium oval frets
- Vintage C neck carve
- Brushed nickel hardware

- 30 gram wrap bridge
- 2016 fine pitch steel anchors
- Vintage style lap steel knobs
- Wraparound aluminum bridge
- Kluson tuners—hand aged
- Volume, tone contour controls
- CTS pots with custom taper
- Vintage Sprague "Black Beauty" tone capacitor
- Treble retention circuit
- Vintage refurbished 1950s telephone switch
- Vintage 1950s bakelite switch tip
- Custom wound John Grail humbuckers
- Nitro-shellac "violin" finish
- G&G Thermometer case

PRICING INFO:

- $18,000.00