Smooth as seedless raspberry jelly but flick the Mojo switch on this Teye Guitars Jazz Cat and this sultry beauty gets nasty, loud and dirty!
The Jazz Cat is an evolution of Teye's Emperor series and it incorporates the 'Analog Spectrum Modeller' feature provided by the proprietary MOJO circuitry. The big difference is that the body is semi-hollow, with a single F hole, and the standard tailpiece is a Duesenberg Vibrato, resulting in what Teye describes as "more jangle, more deep low end".
In all fairness, this guitar is a Jazz Cat in the same manner as Miles Davis was a "jazz cat" because it cuts across all boundaries - equally smooth and cool in one setting and then brewing up a feedback laden meltdown in the next. As with any Teye Guitar, the tone sculpturing possibilities match the uniquely adventurous design elements, and the sky's the limit! We also do custom orders - just contact us!
The renowned player and builder Teje Wijnterp is making some of the world's most innovative electric guitars, and Bluedog is excited to announce we are now a dealer of Teye Guitars. Unique in their artistry, with a fusion of inlay and and etched metallic elements that creates a distinctive style across a range of instruments, Teye has established a signature look that pushes traditional boundaries. But the spectacular design elements of Teye Guitars is only half the story.
The real revelation is in the sonic capabilities of the proprietary Tonal Matrix Modeling of the Mojo control. Not only are the tones of older classic guitars readily available - Gibson Les Paul, Fender Tele or Strat - the opportunity to explore a new palette of sound is at your fingertips. The circuitry is entirely passive, and modeled on the principles of HiFi concepts of 1930's engineering inspired by Teye's inventor father.
The genius lies in the simplicity of controls : five position selector, two volumes, one tone, one Mojo. The proprietary element lies in the blackbox circuitry that extends the parameters of what a regular pick-up configuration can offer. For the adventurous player, a Teye Guitar is a game changer, because it opens up an astounding range of tonal colors without using pedals, pre-amps, or channel switching.
Teye's roots as a builder begin with his time delving into the passion of Flamenco music and mastering the nuance of emotion when it is nothing more than wood and strings and skin. In Cordoba Spain he became part of the community and spent time in the shop of Manuel Reyes where the world's best Flamenco guitars were being built. Couple that with the mentorship of Tony Zemaitis, in the UK, and traversing the latitudes of volume from hand built tube amps to Marshall stacks, and the result was the "List of Bitchings". That list became the manifesto that compelled Teye to create the instruments that he and his team are now producing.
- Body wood: select Korina with select Maple front and rear caps
- Neck wood: select Korina
- Fingerboard: bound Ebony with Bedouin fingerboard inlay
- Scale length: 25.5”
- Nut width: 1.75”
- Weight: 7lbs. 11oz.
- Aluminum plates: Acid etched, Teye’s A-series styled artwork
- Bridge: proprietary Teye SuperSustain™-bridge
- Tailpiece: from now on, the superior Duesenberg/Goeldo vibrato tailpiece
- Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatic with Teye’s proprietary Master-series buttons
- Pick-ups: 2 TV Jones
- Electronics: Teye’s New Electronics: 2x Volume; Master Tone; Master MOJO control (Analog Spectrum Modeller)
- Control knobs: proprietary Teye Master Series knobs and switch-tip
- Finish: Teye’s hand-rubbed Luthier’s oil finish with Shipwreck patina
- Case: TKL rectangular hard case
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