The Fusion of Past Loves and Local Craftsmanship: Matt Warnock’s Custom Jubilee Original Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

Jazz Guitar Life would like to thank Jazz Guitarist and Educator Dr. Matt Warnock for sharing his beautiful Custom Semi-Hollow Jubilee Original Electric Guitar with us all! You can check out Matt’s featured JGL podcast here! Enjoy 🙂

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Matt Warnock and Roddy Ellias

A rekindling of past loves forged the genesis of my custom semi-hollow electric guitar. Echoing cherished memories of my old 1978 and 1981 Ibanez Artists, and borrowing from the Gibson 339 body shape, I embarked on a journey with Jubilee Original Guitars to breathe life into a dream guitar.

Jon and Keith of Jubilee played pivotal roles, from the design to the final touch, every stage was a testament to craftsmanship. The locally-sourced pine body pairs impeccably with a book-matched curly maple top, stained in mesmerizing black/blue. The maple neck is an ode to the forests of my youth, with intricate curly maple double binding and a rosewood fretboard adorned with mother-of-pearl inlays.

Sonically, this guitar is reminiscent of a vibraphone, possessing a mallet-like, percussive quality that’s distinctly unique. The emotion it exudes when played is palpable; a reflection of the memories attached to it. A tribute to my roots, its timbre is shaped by Maxon/Ibanez vintage mini humbucker and Super 58 neck pickup, while D’addario chromes .11 strings bring forth its voice.

Beyond its auditory and aesthetic beauty, this guitar is a sentimental voyage. Much of its wood is harvested from the very forests I roamed in my younger days. But, the most heartfelt aspect of this instrument is the reconnection with Keith. Known to me for nearly four decades, our collaboration after 20+ years apart made this guitar more than just an instrument; it became a symbol of rekindled friendships and a homage to our shared past.

BODY – ONE PIECE LOCALLY SOURCED PINE BODY

  • BOOKMATCHED LOCALLY SOURCED CURLY MAPLE TOP
  • DOUBLE STAINED BLACK/BLUE TOP
  • DOUBLE STAINED CURLY MAPLE DOUBLE BOUND BODY
    NECK – LOCALLY SOURCED LIGHTLY FIGURED ONE PIECE QUARTER SAWN MAPLE NECK WITH ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD
  • DOUBLE STAINED CURLY MAPLE NECK BINDING
  • MOTHER OF PEARL FRETBOARD INLAYS
  • DOUBLE STAINED CURLY MAPLE HEADSTOCK OVERLAY
  • CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVED IMAGE ON HEADSTOCK REVERSE
  • EMTECH EM6000 WATERBORN LACQUER THROUGHOUT
  • JUMBO FRETWIRE
  • GOTOH 510 ‘BLACK CHROME’ TUNERS
  • GOTOH ‘BLACK CHROME’ BRIDGE & TAILPIECE
  • HAND CARVED BONE NUT
  • MAXON/IBANEZ VINTAGE MINI HUMBUCKER BRIDGE & SUPER 58 NECK PICKUP
  • CTS PREMIUM POTENTIOMETERS
  • 1 11/16″ NUT WIDTH
  • 12″ FRETBOARD RADIUS
  • 24 3/4″ SCALE LENGTH
  • TITEBOND “ORIGINAL” WOOD GLUE USED EXCLUSIVELY

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Lyle Robinson is the owner/creator/publisher and editor of Jazz Guitar Life, an online magazine dedicated to the Jazz Guitar and its community of fine players worldwide.

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