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Flame Maple Jumbo

This instrument is very similar to the classic Gibson J-185, with additional artistic embellishments.

It has Flame Maple back, sides, and neck, with a Sitka spruce soundboard.

The headcap, fingerboard, rosette inlay and bridge are ebony.

This back view shows the instrument's highly figured maple.

The back and sides are Big Leaf maple, chosen for its resonant qualities.

The neck is Eastern hard maple, to take advantage of its strength and stability.

This view shows the flame maple binding and black/maple/black purflings, as well as the zipper backstrip and ebony heelcap.
The "Reuter" rosette is inlayed with ebony and green abalone shell. The  bridge is ebony, also. Bridge pins are ebony with an abalone dot. The compensated saddle is bone.
Another detail view of the flame maple binding and wedge, and the mitered black/maple/black purfling.
This shows the ebony headcap, Reuter bird logo, and engraved truss rod cover.

This instrument uses chrome Schaller machine heads with ebony buttons.

The bone nut is also shown.

Specifications (in inches)

Scale length


Width of lower bout


Width of upper bout


Body length


Depth at butt end


Depth at neck


Overall length


Nut width


String spacing at bridge