The sound of the electric 12 string guitar has been ubiquitous in recorded pop music over the last 40 years. Without this chimey layered jangle … well, bands like the Byrds, Beatles, Tom Petty and countless others would simply not have had “their” sound.
Jerry Jones has been sought after specifically for his 12 string guitars for decades and this shorthorn 2 pickup version of his popular Neptune series is an excellent sounding example. Tim Cameron was gracious enough to record this instrument for us … once plugged straight in to an amp and once utilizing the popular “Jangle Box” to give you an idea of the appeal of Jerry Jones’ signature sound!
* 1 11/16″ wide nut
* rosewood fingerboard
* 21 medium jumbo frets
* Gotoh enclosed tuners
* 25″ scale length
* 6.25 pounds overall guitar weight
* semi hollow body with double “shorthorn” shape
* two Jerry Jones lipstick tube pickups
* 3-way pickup selector gives
1/ neck pickup
2/ neck & bridge in series humbucking mode
3/ bridge pickup
* master volume & tone controls
Here’s Tim Cameron playing this guitar, with and without a JangleBox compressor: