Elliott James Duke Signature 357 2017 Black Sparkle

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Elliott Guitars James Duke Signature 357    

Purchased in April 2017 and it has been used sparingly in the studio only. Never gigged. Light polish swirls, but no dents, dings or blemishes.  There are some very minor swirl type marks on the back that are only visible under a bright light at some angles.  Comes with all original hang-tags, COA and Cloth.

Absolutely amazing in every way. It may look like a Mustang, but that's where the comparison ends. The body is somewhat larger than a mustang and a very comfortable guitar to play.   The custom wound gold foils have an almost humbucker growl and the string through body gives an almost Tele type spank.  

9.5 radius

Full C profile .084 1st - .095 12th

(Slightly larger than a med C and very comfortable in hand. Nice shoulders. Similar profile to Tonemaster neck)

Weighs 7lbs 8ozs

Here is a link to Andy playing a 357.  It's a Vimeo video, so Reverb will not let me link it.

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 From the Elliott website:

Wood Selection

The wood for the James Duke 357 is selected first and has to meet certain size and grain characteristics to assure all bodies are glued in the same manner, with an offset glue joint at the bottom bout of the guitar. This maintains consistency from one guitar to the next. The upper bout is contoured for a very comfortable feel. The species of wood used for this guitar body is alder.


- Flatsawn solid maple

- Indian rosewood fingerboard

- Traditional clay marking dots

- Elliott custom side dots

- Nitro finish


At Elliott Guitars, fretwork is one of the things they are most proud of. They go to the extreme to make sure that your guitar is going to play the best it can. The fingerboard is planed under tension. The fretting process is done with epoxy fretting, using a special blend of epoxy that makes re-fretting very easy without messing up your fingerboard. This process is used for multiple reasons. One of the advantages to this type of fretting is that you lose the hollow gaps under the fret that you find with the traditional way of fretting. In traditional fretting, with each fret you put on, it is like driving a wedge into the fingerboard, which causes back tension on the neck. With epoxy fretting, all of these issues are eliminated. The epoxy under the frets helps to transfer string vibration throughout the neck to the body, and relieves all stress and tension on the neck that occurs with traditional fretting. This results in a stress-free neck, which allows the truss rod to work properly and to adjust the neck accurately.

Pickups:   Elliott James Duke Gold Foils

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
James Duke Signature 357
Black Sparkle
Solid Body
Made In
United States

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