Alexander James is without a doubt one of the most talented young luthiers I have ever met. Based out of Peterborough Ontario, Alexander builds exquisitely well crafted electric guitars, 100% by hand. His passion for wood selection can be seen by taking a glance at any of his instruments. They really are works of art.
Today we are featuring Alexander James’ new “Ursa” maple guitar. The Ursa delivers a truly impressive range of tones, thanks to the combination of its maple body (known for producing a sharp attack, with very precise note-fundamentals), with a neck-through-body construction (creating a very nice, rich sustain). Electronically, a pair of Golden Age “PAF” style humbuckers capture the sonic detail and subtly of the guitar. Rather than using a standard 3-position switch, Alexander James has opted to use a blend pot for pickup selection. This provides lots of tonal options for the player.
For a look at more guitars from Alexander James, check out his official website.
- Solid figured maple slab top
- Maple body, slightly chambered for wight relief
- 3 piece maple neck
- Neck-through-body construction
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Figured maple headcap
- Golden Age “PAF” style humbuckers
- Master Volume, tone, and Blend controls
- Wilkenson roller bridge
- Grover locking tuners
- Graphtec nut