PJD Guitars Woodford Hybrid 2021 Sea Foam Green (New Condition)

Used – Mint
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Hand crafted, boutique custom-built guitar in custom color seafoam green, by PJD Guitars offered at a fraction of the cost of other boutique guitars like Suhr, Nik Huber or the like, and half the price of a Fender Custom Shop guitar.  This guitar is virtually new but Reverb will not allow me to list it as NEW as I am not the manufacturer.   So let's call it mint.  

Here is a review by Music Radar:  

The spec sheet illustrates the small-shop quality with stainless-steel frets, Gotoh hardware, Bare Knuckle Old Guard pickups and CTS and Switchcraft electronics, enhanced by the natural lightweight swamp ash body, with classic wavy grain and a bolt-on maple neck. All par for the ‘boutique’ course. PJD, however, came to our attention via an unusual spin, as the Hybrid range adds a satin acrylic top (and fingerboard inlays), from a choice of some 30 colours. Meanwhile, the “option for design, etchings and inlays are virtually limitless”. 

These Hybrid guitars are a no-spray zone - the acrylic top, of course, needs no finish, while the wood body and neck are finished in numerous coats of Tru-Oil (just like Music Man has used for years on its fabulous necks). And, while some modern-style creations can feel as alien as they look, Leigh’s neck-work alone, based on Fender’s 648mm (25.5in) scale length, is superb, combining a mildly compound radius (10-12 inch/254- 305mm) rosewood ’board with a ‘standard C’ profile, nicely rounded fingerboard edges and a silky smooth feel. Also, quite rarely, it is a bolt-on, using countersunk Allen-key bolts that locate into inserts in the neck.

Hardware is quality (Gotoh) and considered - from the over-sized strap buttons, the string-through brass-saddle hardtail bridge and staggered height, right through to the rear-lock tuners.

These clean modern lines are barely interrupted by the pair of Bare Knuckle Old Guard P-90s, mounted through the top directly to the body, their soapbar covers adding some ‘players grade’ vibe, with master volume, tone and a three-way toggle selector.

The small rear cavity is nicely done too, with foil shielding throughout and a large Bare Knuckle 0.022-microfarad tone cap, while the cover is the same 4.5mm-thick acrylic used for the top. The quality, touring-level feel is everywhere.

Sounds

Overall weight is good at 3.3kg and the at top, with a rear rib-cage cut, throws in a double-cut Tele-like feel. The edges of the top are barely radiused and, on future models, will have more of a chamfer. There is also a slight increase in neck pitch so those saddle-height adjustment screws (which currently slightly protrude from the saddles unless the neck is shimmed) will disappear

There’s plenty of ‘old Fender’ feel to the neck here with quite a narrow width (41mm at the nut), a good depth (21.1mm
at the 1st; 22.2mm at the 12th) with a subtly V’d feel in the lower positions rounding out as you move up. That early Fender-y vibe is helped by thinnish wire, around 2mm wide, with a height of around 1.2mm. It was easy to dial in a low 1.6mm string height, while truss-rod tweaks can be made from the access hole behind the nut.

The design has a lovely sustain that rises quickly from the note attack, less percussive than the bolt-on category might suggest. These P-90s are sublime soapbars and are based on the Warpig humbucker, while “the colossal output of the P-90 is derived from a pair of custom-size Alnico V bar magnets and scatter-wound coils of 45 AWG wire”.

They might be designed for overdrive - and lots of it - yet while they have a pretty rounded high-end, the neat thing here is they clean up very well. While there is no treble bleed circuit, as you pull down the volume, it creates a wider range of sounds than you’d expect.  Overall, there’s an enviable clean ring and smooth sustain here that we certainly don’t always hear from every bolt-on that comes through our hands.

It’s a classy, nicely considered build. Leigh Dovey is one to keep an eye on and we look forward to featuring more PJD guitars in the future.

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