We've got an extremely articulate and clear maple guitar here. This particular combination of size and curves ensures that every nuance of your right hand is preserved, thrusting your timbre and technique into the foreground.
It’s ideal for flashy finger-style and high-octane rhythm work. Its dry, authoritative voice works perfectly in a band setting or solo. It’s powerful, but not overpowering. Unlike a dreadnought, you can really dig into the bass on this one without it taking over. It’s wonderfully balanced. Despite its tonal transparency, its great at volume dynamics.
The short scale length (24.75) allows for maximum control over this gentle giant. Simply think it, and let the sound blossom from your fingertips. It’s astonishing how easy this guitar is to play for its size. It’s like a golf bag with a built-in caddy!
Aesthetically, it nails that iconic western sunburst look. It embodies the rugged panache that made us all want to be cowboys. I love the contiguous sunburst-ed spruce and maple. It’s like the top, back, sides, and neck were all carved from the same psychedelic sunset.
The same size as our standard MJ, the Deluxe version features the same flamed tiger maple and Sitka spruce in a flat-top model to draw out an increased bass response. The neck is also flame maple. The Deluxe stuns in an all-over sunburst, with bright ivoroid binding to set it off. Sedate three-line purfling is used to set off the bling. The MJ Crossroads dazzles either from its open case or from the stage.
- Maple back and sides
- Sitka Spruce top
- Maple neck
- Ivoroid bound fretboard and body with B/W/B purfling
- 1-3/4" vintage taper (24.75" scale)
- Indian Rosewood fretboard
- Indian Rosewood bridge
- Ebony peghead veneer
- J-185 inspired rosette and fretboard Mother-of-Pearl inlay
- Crossroads-style peghead
- All-over sunburst
- Gotoh TK-0700 tuning machines w/cream buttons.
- Huss and Dalton TKL Hardshell Case