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AC Guitars Introduces J-Type Models

AC Guitars J-Type Oly White Bass

Alan Cringean of AC Guitars has unveiled the J-Type series, a line of basses that gives a nod to classic bass design.

“This range of basses offers a more traditional body shape but still has features that are typical of the ACG ethos,” the luthier explained.

AC Guitars J-Type Black Bass with Red PickguardAvailable in 4- and 5-string versions, the J-Type is built to order and therefore presents several options for customization. The bass is offered with either an alder or ash body, while the 3-piece maple neck can be topped with either rosewood or an acrylic impregnated birdseye maple board. The neck has an asymmetric profile and is supported by a dual action truss rod and carbon rods.

For hardware, Cringean includes a Hipshot Type A bridge, Gotoh GB7 tuners, and a Hipshot string tree. The pickups are ACG’s SB single coils or FB humbuckers in 25mm wide casings and are paired with either an East UK U-retro or P-retro preamp.

Prices for the AC Guitars J-Type basses start at £1,600 for a 4-string and £1,650 for a 5-string, which is approximately $2,516 USD and $2,594 USD, respectively. For more details, visit the AC Guitars website.

AC Guitars J-Type Bass Specs:

    AC Guitars J-Type Bass with Ash Body

  • Body: Alder on solid color basses, Ash in a natural finish
  • Neck: 3-piece maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood or acrylic impregnated birdseye maple
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Carbon rod reinforcements
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Neck Profile: Asymmetric
  • Pickups: ACG SB single coils or FB hum buckers in a 25mm wide casing
  • Hipshot: Hipshot Type A
  • String Spacing: 18mm
  • Tuners: Gotoh GB7
  • Dunlop Dual Design straplocks
  • Electronics: East UK U-Retro or P-Retro
  • Gloss Finish
  • Hiscox Hardcase or fusion gig bag
  • Fretless or ebony fretboard at no extra cost