The J-Style model didn’t become a big hit until the end of the 1980s, when musicians from the grunge and alternative scene raised it out of the ashes in the Pawn Shops for cheap money.
Perhaps this charming guitar was only given the wrong name or too many buttons at that time, because the J-Style model didn’t become a hit until the end of the 1980s, when it was lifted out of the ashes by musicians of the grunge and alternative scene in the Pawn Shops for cheap money. She was also visually the perfect nerd, with which the new noise rock could be screamed authentically into the world with a few distortion pedals in front of the amp.
Another reason for the popularity of this model are guitarists who do not necessarily want to express themselves virtuosically on their instrument, but prefer to experiment with new sounds. The P90 sound with heavy flat-wound strings, for example, has been so popular since 2010 that it is even tolerated on the radio.
We have so slimmed down or equipped the MAYBACH® JazPole that it will be a real sound enhancement for many guitarists as a top working device. With or without flat wounds.
The pioneers of the J-Style model in the 50/60s were Bob Bogle (The Ventures) and Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys) and the great Luther Perkins* of Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three. Elvis Costello, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Mike Einziger (Incubus), Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Robert Smith (The Cure), Thom Yorke (Radiohead) went weirder, rougher and more experimental.
*See Luther Perkins in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1xSt7iganA