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Froggy Bottom Model J Jumbo Guitar
Sometimes referred to as the “Froggy Bottom Special,” the Model J was our earliest Jumbo model, first built in 1972. A true Jumbo guitar with a 17” lower bout and 14-frets clear of the body, our Model J is a guitar that can be pushed and performs well in lower altered tunings. The Froggy J has a shallow body and a longer scale than our Model G guitars. It’s a favorite of jazz players looking for a flat-top guitar and flat-pickers looking to expoit the more refined focus and balance of the J, as opposed to the more traditional dreadnought.
“A 1977 Froggy Bottom Model J came by me this past year. The original owner had babied it. It has one of Michael’s old German Spruce tops, cut in the late 1800s. It’s wide open: a fully realized guitar. It’s like a secure grown up that’s happy to sit at the kids table or take center stage at Carnegie Hall. It speaks with amazing complexity and power. This old J can go from a whisper to a roar in a millisecond. And it has an astonishing voice in front of the microphones: balanced, muscular, and clear. It is an honor to have the instrument.
“I did mention that I bought it, didn’t I?”
J Model Specs
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- Scale Length:
- Nut Width:
(variable at no charge)
J Model Prices
These prices reflect only the basic grade and wood choices for this model. Our price list has prices for specific custom options. Our current prices, effective March 2012, are subject to change without notice.