Ahhh… Pelham Blue, one of the classic guitar colors, dating right back to the very first “custom colors” from the late 1950s and early sixties. Alongside Fender’s similar lake Placid Blue, this has now been one of the most desirable finishes in over sixty years of electric guitar history.
All premium components
Match the color to a familiar (yet different) design, plus top-to-bottom all premium components, throw in one of the most famous names in modern guitar making, and you’ve got an axe that’s cool and desirable, all the way into next week!
A custom aesthetic
In its limited production run, the dual humbucker Ashburn version racked up a lot of fans. “A fatter, beefier, humbucking tone,” said Page at the model’s launch. “The styling of the original Ashburn, a more contemporary tremolo and a custom aesthetic. That’s all I wanted – and what I set out to create when I designed the new Ashburn HH.” And the fans went wild!
Complexity of overtones
One of the features that Page enthused most about in the Ashburn design was a threaded neck bolt system, an idea he adopted from another legendary designer Philip Kubicki, tweaking Kubicki’s design slightly with threaded brass inserts in place of steel. “I love the sound of brass more than steel… it adds this high-end sparkle and complexity of overtones that normally isn’t there.”
And those complex overtones and sparkle originate in Page’s brilliant Bloodline humbuckers, (see pic # 5). “I don’t like the muddiness or lack of clarity associated with most humbuckers, especially when they have covers.” Page’s JP-2 Bloodline humbuckers are specially voiced to give a classic humbucking tone, “but slightly underwound to give you clarity when encased in a metal cover. You get the warmth of a vintage PAF but with more clarity and a sparkly top end. Classy-sounding, but able to break up nicely when you want to. In essence, a modern/classic humbucking tone.”
Quite the package!
Alder body; 25½” scale Maple neck, (modern medium-C shape); 22-fret Rosewood fingerboard, (12” radius); bone nut; Gotoh locking tuners; 3-way pickup selector switch; Gotoh 510 tremolo bridge; 3-ply parchment perloid scratchplate. And that killer Pelham Blue finish. Quite the package!
Free courier delivery
Complete with its original John Page signature gig bag, FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
Weight: a fraction under 7lb 15oz / 3.59kg