White Whale Guitars | JR Model
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JR Model

A surprisingly versatile, no none-sense workhorse guitar. Built using traditional techniques.


The JR models come stock with light-weight central american mahogany. Mahogany has a sonic depth and richness attributed to many genres. Like all our models, this can be modified to the following woods: Ash, Maple, Spanish Cedar, Walnut, Wenge.


Our JR models come standard with a 24.75″ scale length as built traditionally. This can be customized to 25″, 25.5″, baritone, multi-scale etc.

Standard body thickness in this model is 1.75”, although this can be modified as well.


JR Neck profiles come stock with a chunky “D”. This can be modified to any neck profile specified.


We hand-select all of our woods and hardware for a desired tone. Our JR model has crystal clear note articulation, with the capacity to snarl when changing to an aggressive pick attack. As are all mahogany instruments, this classic wood provides warmth and a soothing low end.


Our JR Models come stock with compensated wrap-around bridges. We stay true to the look of the traditional, completely solving the intonation issues of the past.


We also use vintage and modern tuners. Modern hipshot tuners use a 16:1 gear ratio.

Vintage style uses stamped steel housing, mounting screw pattern and push-in bushing. Our tuning machines meet the demands of the modern player with an easy to operate string post locking mechanism making secure string changes faster for the working musician without changing the overall appearance of a vintage styled instrument.


All of our electronics are high quality made in the U.S.A. We use braided shield wiring, CTS custom potenciometers, pick-up switches and oil filled capacitors.


Stock JR models come with a single dog eared P90. This can be modified. We are now offering our own scatter-wound White Whale Guitar Pick-Ups. You can choose windings, magnets, wire. We also offer virtually any after-market pickup.


Our stock JR models come in a Satin Matte Finish.  Polyurethane, nitrocellulose, oil based, and wax finishes are available.


We use custom strings from Stringjoy or Cleartone.

Check out our JR Demo’s:

Flame-top JR WWGC

Wonderful Slippery Thing

Eric Johnson