A few words of thanks for helping me acquire the JET Earlewood # 110. You don't need me to tell you what a gorgeous piece of work this is. It also has far more tone potential than I could explore in only the short time that I have had it. I usually plug a new guitar into several amps in the first few hours, but I played the JET acoustically for the first afternoon before plugging into a 15-watt Bogner; and it sounds so damn good through the Bogner that my other amplifiers are still waiting to be introduced.
Meanwhile, the pedals have already begun to gather dust. You must have felt some ambivalence selling this one.
Steven Dworetz, JET Earlewood # 110
Now that I've had an opportunity to spend some quality time with the JET Earlewood #169, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on it. Right away, after it arrived, I could immediately tell that this was destined to be much more than a "glass case" instrument. This thing is made for playing, without a doubt! During the week, I played it through my Dr. Z Mazerati at home - sans & any effects - and immediately the difference was noticeable. Very smooth, velvety sound on the Duncan neck pickup...I spent most of the time on that one initially. I just could not get over the resonance and the sweet, ringing sustain. Even feedback has a more musical quality to it on this guitar. At higher volumes, the korina body starts to tremble a bit when ringing out. It's hard to describe, but just a really great feeling and sounding instrument.
Then over the weekend, the band got together and the "oohs" and "ahhs" started. At first, the rhthm guitarist was gnawing on me for owning too "pretty" of a guitar. But when I plugged it in to my Engl owerball and pushed the tubes to a nice clip, it became very clear that this guitar has quite a bit more than an attractive look to it. I ran it through my effects board with some delay, chorus, a touch of reverb, and a wah...and man, this thing just smokes! We put it through the paces across genres (blues to metal to grunge and over to jazz). Well balanced in all registers, great feel and weight, smooth action (not too high nor too low), and the best overall sound in any archtop I've ever played.
To sum things up...the JET, in my opinion, is really a top shelf instrument. Though my first inclination was to compare it to the Les Paul, it's clear now that although the look is similar, the feel and the sound of the Earlewood is definitely much different...and to my tastes, much better. I'm totally pleased with this guitar and want to thank you for being a great guy to work with through the whole process from specification and ordering to final delivery. Kudos also to Jeff T on building an incredible axe! Love it!
Greg Abrams, JET Earlewood # 169