Guitar World delivers us with a review of the John Page Ashburn guitar, a new model with a ton of heritage behind it. John Page is among the greatest living custom luthiers, co-founding and leading the Fender Custom Shop for its first 12 years. Renowned for creating legendary guitars for artists including Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, David Gilmour, Elliot Easton and Cesar Rosas, John has struck out on his own with John Page Guitars. Click here to read the in-depth review of “The Ashburn” by Guitar World Magazine!
“The Ashburn” is one of the first John Pages to arrive here at the Zoo. It features a two-piece Alder body sculpted in a classic double-cutaway design. The solid quarter-sawn Eastern Hard Maple neck promises rock-solid stability, while the six screw vintage style Gotoh tremolo and staggered tuning machines let you add everything from subtle vibrato to “trainwreck” style dive bombs. Although reminiscent of S-style instruments, the Ashburn has totally unique styling, improved playability and upper fretboard access, as well as a thicker lead tone due to the reverse angled John Page JP-1 Bloodline bridge pickup. The neck-to-body fastening method utilizes chrome-plated steel connector bolts coupled to solid brass threaded inserts for not only the strongest possible mechanical connection, but additional beautiful overtones and harmonics. A top-loaded pickguard, front and back body contours, and staggered Mother of Pearl fret position markers complete the package on this wonderfully unique guitar.