Swamp Ash Body
With a lightweight swamp ash body, the Hellhound produces a twangy, airy tone with a sweet feel. The resonant ash wood provides an excellent sustain that makes the overall sound big, creating firm lows, pleasant highs, and a slightly scooped midrange. The guitar is designed with a classic shape and given a Crystal Lake Blue finish to create a classic but modern look that that brings together the old and the new.
Maple Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard
The maple and rosewood combination gives the guitar exceptionally thick, firm lows and a sizzling high end that’s both sparkly and creamy. The maple neck offers bright characteristics, tightening up the guitar's overall tone and adding some cut for a midrange snappy attack. The rosewood fingerboard ‘furs up’ the maple's tone, giving it some warmth while opening up the mids. The maple and rosewood work together to provide a punchy, gnarl edge when the strings are hit hard, but become clear with light to medium picking.
Habanero Classic Humbuckers
The Hellhound features a set of Habanero’s classic bridge and neck humbuckers, designed with slip coils to give you the ability to switch between humbucker tones to single coil sounds. The two PAF type humbuckers provide a midrange output that offers dramatic clarity and a powerful punch. The classic bridge humbucker delivers a fatter tone than the neck humbucker, allowing for a more defined and dynamic tone, perfect for chords and rhythm. Both pickups produce incredible tones that are perfect for any musical style, making the Hellhound a very versatile guitar.
Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo
Floyd Rose is one of the leading manufacturers of guitar bridges, using top of the range design techniques to craft outstanding quality parts. With a design that has stood strong for years, the Floyd Rose locking tremolo system allows you to adjust the string tension and pitch to create unique sounds such as dive bombs and pitch bends. The bridge works together with the locking nut to increase the guitar's string stability, while preventing the strings from detuning after excessive bending.
Hipshot Staggering Tuners
A set of Hipshot tuners are used on the Hellhound guitar, offering a precise turning ratio of 18:1 with quick string changes and excellent tuning stability. With an open gear design and a locking mechanism, the tuners have different post heights for a staggered layout resulting in no string tree.
Jescar 57110 Frets
Jescar 57110 frets and used on the fingerboard, built with stainless steel for a sturdy and strong construction so the frets will remain sturdy for many years. Each fret is precision cut and perfectly laid on to the fretboard, providing a smooth surface that won’t take away from the guitar's sound.
About GJ2 Guitars
GJ2 Guitars was co-founded by Grover Jackson, the man behind Charvel and Jackson guitars, and former senior vice president of Fender Jon Gold. Bringing their extensive experience to the company, GJ2 guitars are built with high quality components, most of which they manufacture themselves. Bringing together classic designs with modern craftsmanship, GJ2 guitars offers incredible instruments that are built to last.
Body & Bridge
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Bridge: Floyd Rose
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Crystal Lake Blue
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood w/ Painted Headcap
- Frets: Jescar 57110
- Inlays: Dots
- Scale: 25.5"
- Radius: 10” – 14” Compound
- Nut: Floyd Rose
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: Habanero Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Habanero Humbucker
- Controls: Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
- Machine Heads: Hipshot Staggered Locking
- Pickguard: Black/White/Black
- Hardware: Chrome
- Case Included: Yes