The J was patterned after the famous Gibson
J-185. A 16 inch wide body with a 4.25 inch depth makes this guitar ideal for finger picking. The sound is very balanced, almost like a steel string classical guitar. A superior recording instrument for its even tone and balance.

It excels backing up a singer as illustrated by this clip of Mary Chapin Carpenter at a recent performance. Her number one, go-to guitar is her 1983 Greven maple J model.  She has owned and played it for almost 30 years.  Again, it amplifies well but is extraordinary live, acoustically.