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"This is one of the two prototypes that I had when developing the JS2400. So 24 frets instead of the usual 22, extra cut away. It has a new single coil pickup by DiMarzio and a Mo' Joe here in the bridge position. It pretty much functions like the JS1000s, except in this particular case without all the particular stuff I mentioned, the body is older and it's got a Bubinga stripe in the neck, and it's orange! I wanted to get it to look like this '73 Camaro that was painted in a hugger orange color. We decided not to put in the white stripe. But in the end it came out looking like Halloween candy. We just figured not many people would want to buy an orange guitar, but because it's older wood than I usually use it has just maybe 2% extra warmth to it or something. It doesn't cut as well but it's a little fatter sounding. It was done down at the LA custom shop. I think we made the right decision in sticking with bass wood and taking out the Bubinga stripe. I think it ultimately is a bit more musical sounding. Now, the problem that I've always found with 24-fret guitars is that when you take this whole ensemble here of pickup and pickup ring and you put it on here, it actually winds up moving your prime position back towards the bridge, not where it was originally placed. The tone suffers. That neck pickup sound, I think, is so important for all guitar players. I certainly use it a lot in my music. I just thought, 'Well I'm not going to give up my sound just for those two extra frets.' So I brought it to those guys to see what could we do to solve that problem. The realization is that you don't need a whole lot of wood after that last fret. Usually they put in a generous amount for another fret being there then you add the ring to this and this whole section would be back here - completely different tone. So this allows us here to get this pickup here right where a Humbucker's range of picking up the sound would be. It really makes the pickup function incredibly well. It sounds like a high-powered Strat; you can dial it down, put the high-pass filter in there and you do get a very beautiful Strat tone."more