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The JTK1 is a Jet King series guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2003.

The JTK1 was the initial model in the Jet King series, which were an homage to the "pawnshop" copy guitars from the 1960s[1] (the type which Ibanez, among others, sold). The JTK1 has a body shape which is vaguely similar to the AX series or Gibson SG shape, but with asymmetric rounded "horns". It resembles a Teisco MJ-2 or a FujiGen-built EJ-2.

The JTK1 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with unique offset bar inlays. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups and the Full Tune III fixed bridge with ornamental tailpiece. A unique feature of the JTK1 are the two extra rocker switches for coil splitting. Similar switches were also used on the sixties "pawnshop" guitars, but were most often on-off switches for the pickups instead.

Production of the JTK1 was in Korea in 2003 and 2004 before moving to Indonesia for 2005. Also in 2005 the one-piece neck with replaced by a three-piece neck.

The JTK1 is the sole Jet King with this body shape. In 2004 a second Jet King model, the JTK2 was released with a new, more asymmetric body shape with a longer upper horn. This second iteration of the Jet King shape was used for all future models in the series.

The JTK1 was discontinued after 2005.

Specifications Edit

Specifications for JTK1
Name: JTK1
Years: 2003–2005
Areas: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Korea (2003–2004) / Indonesia (2005)
Finishes: BRS (Black Red Sunburst) / BT (Butterscotch Transparent) / IV (Ivory) 2003 / MLB (Metallic Light Blue) 2003
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2003–2004: Full Tune II fixed
2005: Full Tune III fixed
Tailpiece:
Ornament for JTK1
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Aluminum
Neck
Neck type:
JTK1
Neck material:
2003–2004: 1-piece maple
2005: 3-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Off-set bar
Frets:
22 / medium
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
Super 58
Neck PU:
Super 58
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle / 2 rocker switches for coil split

ImagesEdit

Other available finishes
JTK1 BT
Butterscotch Transparent
JTK1 IV
Ivory
JTK1 MLB
Metallic Light Blue

Sources Edit

  1. Molenda, Michael; Ibanez JTK1 Jet King; March 1, 2004; Guitar Player (magazine); archived from the original February 2016

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