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Peavey JF-1 EXP Guitar

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Peavey JF-1 EXP Guitar

For developing guitarists with an interest in jazz, inexpensive yet playable hollowbodies and semihollows were once as elusive as the intricacies of “Rhythm” changes. Not so today, as a number of manufacturers have managed to produce good-sounding, good-looking, well-built instruments for the 15-year-old high school ax-man on a budget. Peavey’s JF-1 EXP is a prime example of this welcome trend in instrument design, but the guitar’s charms aren’t exclusive to the underage crowd: players of all ages (and disciplines) can get down with the JF-1 EXP and its guilt-free price tag.

Taking its obvious inspiration from Gibson’s ES-335, the archetype for slim-line hollowbody guitars, the JF-1 EXP and its two humbuckers boast both the power of a solid-body instrument and the warmth of a hollowbody. In other words, the JF-1’s more-than-modest $399 list price gets you a whole heap of sounds.

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