Headway "Japan Tune-up series"

It is often heard that a professional guitarist or an experienced acoustic guitarist won’t use a brand new guitar as it is, rather having it set up by a reliable repair shop or a guitar builder before starting to use it. They know that having an acoustic guitar properly set up is very important if they want to reach their best performance and achieve the ideal music they would like to create. The undeniable fact is that having good playability really makes differences in the performance and sound of an acoustic guitar. At Headway Japan Tune-up series, we are aware of this and we aim for superb playability even on our budget-friendly guitars. Every detail concerned with playability including the nut, saddle, frets, and neck action of JT guitars is carefully adjusted at our Deviser Workshop in Japan before they are dispatched to music stores. We use the term -Tune up- because the attunement done to JT guitars is not just simple adjustments to make the guitars playable, but they are to pull out the best of the guitars, enhancing the playability and the sound. JT guitars are a good fit for players at every level from entry class players to experienced ones.


NEW FEATURES

Post-coating dovetail neck joint

The renewed JT guitars produced since the Spring of 2018 come to feature post-coating dovetail neck joint which contributes to both the sound and stability of the neck. Until then it has been feasible on only Headway guitars of higher ranges built by Aska builders due to requirements of highly skilled technique and preciseness, but we decided to give the new JT series the same treatment. As a result, the renewed JT guitars have increased articulation and sustain and increased stability of necks. The post coating neck joint offers a more sophisticated feel and appearance as well as providing preciseness

Smooth matte finished neck

Except for some special models, all the rew JT guitars have matte neck, which feels smoother and improves the playability.

Fishman Sonitone pickup

All the new JT guitars except for HJ-OSAMURAISANⅡ comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone preamp and pickup with volume and tone controls.

 

 

 New Gig Bag


 

Japan Tune-up series' initial set-up

Nut and saddle

On every JT guitars the nut and saddle are carefully adjusted to offer the best string actions so that they are easy to play. Edges of nut and saddles are smoothly rounded for comfortablity.

Frets

The fret wires are filed to keep even response and tone from every fret, with sand papers in different grit sizes being used. The edges of frets are rounded for smooth access to higher frets mire comfortably.

Strings

JT guitars are strung with Elixir phosphor bronze light gauge strings when they are shipped out from our workshop.

Soundhole label

The serial number of each guitar is handwritten on the sound hole label made from Japanese traditional paper.

 

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HEADWAY Japan Tune-up Series

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