Recording King developed the Justin Townes Earle Signature model in direct collaboration with Justin before his passing in 2020. Lovers of his percussive style will be able to recognize his dry, woody tone from the first strum.
The classic small-body tone of the JTE Signature starts with the solid Sitka spruce top. RK’s exclusive CrossLap bracing gives it extra tight bracing tolerances, allowing the top to resonate more freely for outsize projection.
JTE loved the early RK Dirty 30s guitars, and specifically requested the traditional floating bridge and gold tailpiece for his signature model. To reflect his style and attention to detail, Justin outfitted his signature model with gold hardware (tailpiece and tuners), tortoise body binding and tuner buttons.
JTE’s carefully selected parts all combine for an elegant, attention-grabbing guitar with dry, vintage-sounding quick decay, particularly well-suited to Justin's frailing-hand style of play.
For players who appreciate Justin’s artistry, the JTE Signature offers the perfect combination of vintage small-box tone with one-of-a-kind style.
Each instrument includes 3 JTE signature photo cards with classic lyrics delivering a message from Justin himself.
Single 0 Body with Tailpiece and Floating bridge
Solid AAA Spruce Top
Black Headstock Overlay with JTE Signature Initials
Gold Tuning Machines with Tortoise Buttons
Satin Tobacco Sunburst Finish with Tortoise Body Binding
|MODEL NAME:||RK Justin Townes Earle Signature Guitar|
|BODY SHAPE:||0 with tailpiece and floating bridge|
|TOP MATERIAL:||Solid AAA Spruce|
|TOP BRACING PATTERN:||CrossLap X|
|# OF FRETS CLEAR:||12|
|# OF FRETS TOTAL:||20|
|HEADSTOCK INLAY:||JTE signature initials|
|TUNING MACHINES:||Gold with Tortoise Button|
|FRETBOARD INLAYS:||Harmonella Stencil|
|BRIDGE SHAPE:||Floating Bridge|
|BRIDGE PINS & ENDPIN:||n/a|
|FINISH:||Satin Tobacco Sunburst|
|COLOR OPTIONS:||Satin Tobacco Sunburst|