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Washburn JB100

Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100M

Features and Specifications:

  • Body: Swamp ash body with flame maple top
  • Finish: Cherry burst
  • Neck: Sculpted maple neck with Buzz Feiten tuning
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB Jr and Duckbucker pickups
  • GK: Roland GK-2A Internal
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Neck Width: 1 5/8"
  • Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz

Introduction to the Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100:

Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100

With high profile tours as the dynamic, world-stage ready guitarist for Michael Jackson, Jennifer Batten gained immediate attention for her virtuosity and innovative guitar techniques.

American guitar manufacturer Washburn built a guitar for her, based on her specifications, and thus was born the Washburn JB100 Custom Shop guitar.

These guitars were available in the late '90s to the early 2000s, and feature the Roland GK-2A internal pickup.

While the shape of the guitar suggests a Fender Strat, the 24 3/4" scale and set neck put the guitar in more Gibson territory. As these guitars were all hand made in the Washburn custom shop, they breath quality, with attention to detail in every aspect of their construction.

In addition to the obvious addition of the Roland electronics, the fit and finish of the guitar is outstanding. For players with small hands, this is a dream neck, the scale length and neck width work really well for players without a huge reach.

The guitar features the Seymour Duncan JB Jr. pickups in the neck and bridge positions. The guitar includes a pickup split switch for humbucker or single coil output. Unlike the larger dual/single humbucker pickups, these pickups generally keep the same output level while reproducing the tones associate with single or dual coil sounds.

The middle position is a Duckbucker, a single coil sized humbucker designed to be wired in parallel to give you a sparkly single coil tone.

If you are a Roland-Ready guitar player, this is an exceptional guitar to keep your eye out for. The set neck and excellent pickup combinations make this a great sounding and great playing guitar.

The factory installed GK 2A pickup is fully compatible with the most recent Roland and Boss guitar synthesizers.

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Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller
Washburn Jennifer Batten JB100 Roland Ready MIDI Guitar Controller

Buzz Feiten Tuning System: Tips and Hints

Included with the JB100 were to cards promoting the use of the Buzz Feiten tuning system. This is not the first Roland-Ready guitar to make use of the special Buzz Feiten tuning offsets, the Exotica BX-1 and Exotica EA-1 both used this system as well.

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Washburn: We Have the Buzz

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