Recording King developed the Justin Townes Earle Signature model in direct collaboration with Justin before his passing in 2020. Lovers of his percussive style will be able to recognize his dry, woody tone from the first strum.
The classic small-body tone of the JTE Signature starts with the solid Sitka spruce top. RK’s exclusive CrossLap bracing gives it extra tight bracing tolerances, allowing the top to resonate more freely for outsize projection.
JTE loved the early RK Dirty 30s guitars, and specifically requested the traditional floating bridge and gold tailpiece for his signature model. To reflect his style and attention to detail, Justin outfitted his signature model with gold hardware (tailpiece and tuners), tortoise body binding and tuner buttons.
JTE’s carefully selected parts all combine for an elegant, attention-grabbing guitar with dry, vintage- sounding quick decay, particularly well-suited to Justin's frailing-hand style of play.
For players who appreciate Justin’s artistry, the JTE Signature offers the perfect combination of vintage small-box tone with one-of-a-kind style.
- MODEL NUMBER: RPS-JTE-TS
- MODEL NAME: RK Justin Townes Earle Signature Guitar
- BODY SHAPE: 0 with tailpiece and floating bridge
- TOP MATERIAL: Solid AAA Spruce
- BACK MATERIAL: Whitewood
- SIDE MATERIAL: Whitewood
- TOP BRACING PATTERN: CrossLap X
- TOP BRACES: Spruce
- NECK MATERIAL: Maple
- NECK PROFILE: C
- NECK JOINT: Dovetail
- FRETBOARD MATERIAL: Ovangkol
- SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
- # OF FRETS CLEAR: 12
- # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
- NUT MATERIAL: Bone
- NUT WIDTH: 1-11/16"
- TUNING MACHINES: Gold with Tortoise Button
- BODY BINDING: Tortoise
- FRETBOARD INLAYS: Harmonella Stencil
- FRETBOARD BINDING: Black
- BRIDGE MATERIAL: Rosewood
- BRIDGE SHAPE: Floating Bridge