Up for sale, a John Page Classic AJ electric guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and paperwork. Founded by Fender Custom Shop Co-Founder and Master Builder, John Page (known for designing the Bullet guitar and Fender's Vintage, Elite, and Performer series instruments), the AJ is a culmination of over 40 years of Page's industry experience. An evolution of Fender's Telecaster platform, the AJ features a single cutaway alder body, maple neck with slab rosewood fingerboard, and stock pair of single coil Bloodline pickups. The JP-3P at the neck is wound for more clarity than a normal P-90 for extra glassy definition, well-suited for the neck position with a full response and plenty of low end warmth. The JP-3T single coil in the bridge offers classic chewy twang, while the T-style bridge plate has reverse angled pickup mounting to add more depth to the high strings and alleviate the sharpness typically associated with a Tele. The AJ weighs 7lbs 1oz with a crisp, resonant natural acoustic response. We've had this John Page Classic professionally setup here at our shop, Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.
The one-piece maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .890" at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut, featuring pearl dot inlay, a modern 12” radius, and pristine stock slender fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly up the straight neck, with easy access to the upper registers thanks to the contoured heel. On the headstock, the original Gotoh-branded Kluson-style tuners turn very smoothly and hold pitch as they should.
All of the electronics function as intended, with a three-way pickup selector switch, and Master Volume and Tone knobs for the pair of Bloodline pickups. The chrome hardware has plenty of shine, and the one-ply pickguard shows a few requisite pick scuffs. The clear factory plastic is still present on the rear control cavity cover, a testament to how little this guitar has been played since new. The gloss Pelham Blue finish is pristine with a brilliant metallic sparkle, and the neck profile sports an equally flawless smooth satin finish.
The original gigbag and paperwork are included.