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 exploit the more refined focus and balance of the J, as opposed to the more traditional dreadnought.

Froggy Model J

Designed to really punch through

“My Froggy J was built for me as a flat-picking instrument. At the time, I was playing in string bands and doing a lot of lead-style playing, accompaniments, and solos. The J was designed to really punch through and has the fairly long 25.5” scale. Michael decided to do something that, up to that point I don’t think he’d ever done, in terms of how much arch he gave the back. It is also has a really shallow body. It was quite the instrument. That guitar was on the road with me for 10 or 12 years. If I were to start doing more flat-picking again, I’d use that guitar in a heartbeat.”


J Model Specs

Body Width:
Body Length:
20 5/8
Body Depth:
4 1/8
Scale Length:
25 1/2
Nut Width:
1 3/4” (variable at no charge)

Model J 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 1, 2023, are subject to change without notice.

Model Jdeluxe / limited
mahogany9895 / 11,270
rosewood9895 / 11,270
maple10,720 / 12,095
walnut11,655 / 13,030
koa12,865 / 14,400