Skjold Design Guitars will be reintroducing JP Basses, beginning this fall. Luthier Pete Skjold worked closely with JP proprietor Jean-Philippe Ferreira to keep the basses in the same spirit of their predecessors.
As the new moniker suggests, JP Basses USA instruments will be handmade in the USA. Familiar features on the basses will include custom preamps by John East, custom pickups by Aaron Armstrong and Hipshot hardware, though they will also incorporate some of Skjold’s own features.
“These will be his designs reinterpreted by me but with a will to keep everything as close to the originals as possible,” Skjold explains.
French luthier Jean-Philippe Ferreira retired from building basses in 2006 after his run over a twelve year period, with an output of about 50 instruments. Though the original JP Basses site is down, you can check out his gallery of work here.
For more info on JP Basses USA, visit the Skjold Design Guitars website.
Note: the photo above shows the original JP Basses.