Mojo – 24K Gold Top

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Mojo with 24K gold leaf maple top – Williams Guitars
Mojo with Spanish Cedar contoured body – Williams Guitars
Mojo with deep set neck joint – Williams Guitars
Mojo with Gotoh 510 bridge – Williams Guitars
Macassar ebony headstock face – Williams Guitars
Jupiter Vintage Tone capacitors – Williams Guitars
24K Gold top with faux maple binding – Williams Guitars
Gotoh locking tuners – Williams Guitars

Having always had a soft spot for vintage gold top guitars I decided to push the boat out and build a Mojo with a real 24K gold leaf maple top, and here is the result. The first thing that struck me was the way people are drawn to touch it! The leaf is not laid flat, and has a curious, rough appearance that tends to draw you in. The gloss top coats however make it smooth and silky under the fingers. This Mojo sticks with a more traditional mahogany neck, the three piece construction and carbon fibre reinforcement making it very stiff and responsive. Spanish Cedar has been paired with the maple carved top for the body, the combination offering great resonance and sensitivity. The neck joins the body via a deep set neck joint with radically reduced heel for improved access without loss of tone.

The choice of Bare Knuckle Mississippi Queen HSP90’s has proved to work very well. Played clean the tones are rich and fatter than a standard single coil, firm in the bass and very vocal trebles without any harshness. Crank up the gain and this Mojo becomes very dynamic, retaining tight lows but with a pleasingly open and responsive midrange and it can really scream if you want it to. The Gotoh 510 tunomatic bridge and MGT locking tuners offer great stability. A real gem, full of character.

  • 24K Gold leaf Maple carved top.
  • Two piece Spanish Cedar body.
  • Faux/maple binding.
  • Finished in natural gloss/amber tinted back.
  • Mahogany deep set neck.
  • 25″ scale ebony fingerboard.
  • Macassar ebony headstock veneer.
  • 43mm bone nut.
  • Mother of Pearl dot inlays.
  • 2.7mm medium/jumbo fret wire.
  • Bi-directional truss rod.
  • Carbon fibre neck reinforcement.
  • Natural gloss lacquer finish.
  • Gotoh 510 tunomatic and tailpiece.
  • Gotoh locking MGT tuners.
  • Bare Knuckle “Mississippi Queen” covered P90 pickup set.
  • 2 Volume and 2 tone, 50s wired.
  • Waxed, screened hookup throughout.
  • Jupiter Vintage Tone capacitors.
  • Three way toggle switch.
  • Supplied in a Hiscox Liteflite case.
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