JDC

The second model series to be introduced by Clements Guitars, the JDC Semi-Hollow aims to merge the past with the present in an instrument that utilizes a classic and recognizable shape with a modern overhaul of construction and design. Keeping with the Clements philosophy of simple, clean, lightweight, and versatile, the JDC Semi-Hollow is a 22 fret, 25.5″ scale guitar that takes all the benefits of a larger hollow body instrument and slims it down into the sleek package of a modern solid body while retaining the characteristics of both. Seeing an opportunity to try something new in the market, the internal chamber departs from the traditional solid block of wood that runs the length of the body and instead utilizes fitted “islands” carved from both the top and back plates to create robust support while adding additional chambering.

Outfitted with two Porter humbuckers, two master volumes, and one master tone, the JDC Semi-Hollow is a multi-faceted instrument that will find its home easily amongst players from all styles of play and genre.

History of the JDC Series

A frontier child of the Northwest Territories and a commander of a battalion of Indiana Militia in the War of 1812, Joseph D. Clements arrived in Texas on Christmas Day, 1829.  He established a grist mill on the Guadalupe river in DeWitt’s Colony near present day Seguin and quickly became a local leader, serving in multiple roles prior to, during and after the Texas Revolution.  One of the “Old Eighteen” at Gonzales in October 1835, Joseph penned and signed the letter refusing to give up the town’s cannon to the Mexican commander and his troops who had been sent for it.  The “Come and Take It” flag waved in the breeze as the first shots of the revolution were fired.  Joseph later rode cavalry at the Battle of Coleto Creek, served as President of the Commission to supply the Texian Army with corn and cornmeal, and represented the estates of several of Gonzales’ citizens who perished at The Alamo.

 

The JDC honors the frontier spirit embodied by Joseph D. Clements, fourth great grandfather of the luthier.

Price as equipped below with Custom Hardshell Case:  $4900

Specifications

Serial #4141
Color: Air Force One Blue/ Powder Steel Blue
Top: 5A Flame Maple
Back: Maple
Neck: Maple
Neck Profile: C- Shaped
Truss Rod: Double Action 4mm
Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Inserts
Nut Width: 1.725”
1st Fret Height: 0.860”
12th Fret Height: 1.000”
Fingerboard: Ziricote
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 10”-12”
Inlays:
Headstock Logo: Mother of Pearl
4141 Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Fretboard: Mother of Pearl
Side Markers: Mother of Pearl
Tuners: Hipshot 3+3 Locking Tuners (Gold)
Bridge: Gotoh Tune-O-Matic Bridge (Gold)
Pickups:
Neck: Porter Custom Low Profile Smooth (White w/ gold poles)
Bridge: Porter Custom Low Profile Classic (White w/ gold poles)

Pickup Configuration:
Position 1: Full Neck
Position 2: Neck/ Bridge
Position 3: Full Bridge
Switch: Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle Switch
Knobs:
Vintage-Style Bell Knobs (Gold)
2 Master Volume/ 1 Master Tone
Input Jack: Switchcraft ¼” Long Thread
Nut: Bone
Scale Length: 25.5”
Frets: 22
Weight: 6.5lbs
Neck Joint: Set Neck Hide Glued
Fret Wire: Medium/ Medium Nickel-Silver
Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: 10-52
Case: TKL Hardshell Case
Hand Signed and Serial Numbered