With a lightweight and resonant Basswood body combined with a Roasted Canadian Maple neck, the Jet JS-500 gets off to a very good start. This guitar really has looks to die for, with a rich gloss Black Sparkle finish and body-matching headstock. Black knobs and pickup covers are offset by the Pearloid pickguard for a premium look which complements the caramel hue of the neck and black mixed Ebony fretboard.
In terms of playing ergonomics, the JS-500 is immediately comfortable for the modern guitarist, coming with a Modern “C”-shaped neck profile and 9.5” radius fretboard. Jet have gone to extra lengths to improve playing comfort, with an extra contour added to the lower body cutaway to ease upper-fret action, as well as a plate-less sculpted neck heel. 24 frets facilitate the most stratospheric of solos.
Hardware-wise, the JS 500 features multiple upgrades over lower models in the Jet range, making it really stunning value at the price. Locking tuners facilitate easy string changes, additionally minimising string slippages during performances. The quality Wilkinson tremolo system features solid block steel saddles for outstanding stability and resonance transfer. The bone nut ensures that all vibrations from the strings are transferred to the two upgraded Alnico humbucking pickups. These are controlled via volume / tone knobs and a 3-way switch.
The Jet JS500 in Black Sparkle is another great guitar from Jet, with features which will appeal to a wide range of guitarists, at a price point which will appeal to all!
Jet JS-500 Black Sparkle
- BODY: Basswood
- FRETBOARD: Mixed Ebony
- MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Locking
- NECK: Canadian Roasted Maple
- SHAPE: Modern C
- RADIUS: 9,5″
- NUT WIDTH: 1,65″
- NUT: Bone
- TRUSS ROD: Double action
- STRING SCALE: 25,5″
- NUMBER OF FRETS: 24
- PICKUP: HH Alnico
- BRIDGE: Wilkinson 2-point Tremolo with 6 Block Saddles
- CONTROLS: 1V, 2T, 3-way switch
- HARDWARE: Chrome