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Juniper Black Live (Rubber Bridge)

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An all-new solid top parlor model designed with a rubber-lined saddle. Built for a clean muted tone with modern functionality.

Highlights:

  • Dreamy, old-school sound
  • Grover open-gear tuners
  • Ernie Ball Flatwound guitar strings
  • High-output rail pickup
  • Vintage-inspired design: trapeze tailpiece, double-bound binding, cupcake knob
  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • Top Wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back / Sides: Layered Sapele Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (sonokeling)
  • Bridge: Rosewood (sonokeling)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Ivory-Black-Ivory (pre-installed)
  • Gig Bag: Included
  • Strings: Ernie Ball Light Stainless Steel Flatwound Guitar Strings
  • Electronics: Single Sized Rail Humbucker Pickup (Alnico5) with Volume Control
  • Tuners: Grover Open Gear Tuners
  • Neck Shape: C
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Nut / Saddle: Bone Nut / Rubber-Lined Saddle
  • Nut Width: 44mm
  • Bracing: Reinforced Non-Scalloped X Bracing
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • Neck Joint: Vintage Style 12th Fret Neck Joint
  • Overall Length: 37 1/2"
  • Body Length: 18 1/2"
  • Body Depth: 3 5/8"
  • Upper Bout: 9 3/8"
  • Middle Bout: 7 7/8"
  • Lower Bout: 13 1/8"

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An Artist’s Secret Tool? The Rubber Bridge

Inspired by historic muting techniques and modified bridge designs of respected luthiers, we've put our unique spin on the dreamy rubber bridge tone. Using our parlor as the base, we tested a number of rubber-lined saddle designs to find the right thickness and adjustability. We then upgraded the bridge construction with additional reinforcement and added in a trapeze tailpiece. The result? A muted yet articulate sound.

An Artist’s Secret Tool? The Rubber Bridge

Upgraded Features

Ernie Ball Flatwounds provide a nice warmth to accentuate Juniper’s tonal textures, while Grover open-gear tuners ensure tuning stability. From beginning songwriters to touring pros, you can count on Juniper for reliable performance.

Upgraded Features

Plug In and Explore

Juniper sounds great unplugged, but you should hear it through your favorite amp and pedals. The high-output rail humbucker projects the perfect punch to balance out all that mellowness, and a simple cupcake-style knob adds volume control.

Plug In and Explore

Expert Set Up + Gig Bag Included

Juniper is ready to play right out of the gig bag with a professional set up before shipment. When needed, you can easily fine-tune the guitar’s playability at home, using the headstock truss rod access, allowing for neck relief and adjustment.

Expert Set Up + Gig Bag Included

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
81%
(13)
19%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Justus Wilson
Worth The Hype!!!

I was recommended checking this brand out in a session with an artist, and I immediately fell in love with the quality for the price! When I saw the first drop of the rubber bridge models I knew I had to grab one. I’m pretty sure I bought one of the last ones available from the recent drop and it was so worth it! It feels great, sounds great, looks killer and I’m finding more and more cool ways to use it. Been recommending my other musician friends to look into getting one next tine they are available!

Thanks for your review, Justius! We're so glad you managed to pick one up before they sold out (again) and that its inspiring you to play creatively. Enjoy!

C
Chris

Killer guitar. Played a 45 minute set on it the day after I got it, sounded amazing through my pedal board and amp. Set up was a little high for me, but with a little tweaking it plays perfect.

N
Nicholas Gunzburg
great out of the box

A really nice sounding instrument. Perfectly set up, perfect intonation, which is impressive for a rubber bridge. The only issue I have is that my neighborhood is flooded in EMI, and rail pickups are quite sensitive to EMI. I brought it to a different location, and it was very quiet through a high gain amp. I guess I need to contact the city and hope I have as much luck as Samuraiguitarist did. To get a nice clean sound, it sounds best through an acoustic guitar amp, or a full-spectrum speaker, like a nice PA speaker. Otherwise an electric guitar amp with some dirt and slapback delay sounds great. The light chromes on this allow you to tune it to standard tuning. I've always had to turn rubber bridges down to C due to high tention, so this is a really nice setup.

R
Russ M.
Love!

Now how do I convert all of my acoustics over??? Artist deal???

M
Michael M.
Cool guitar!

I’ve had mine for a week now, played it every day for at least an hour and even used it for a trio (adult contemporary/jam band) show. It’s a totally different sound for sure. This will surely influence your approach to the material you are playing/writing. I personally think that’s a great thing! Think of this guitar as a narrow palette sound choice and you’ll be quite pleased. My ONLY COMPLAINT: this guitar will not stay in tune. I love the neck setup and the strings on the guitar so I’m gonna assume that the tuners are the problem. If anyone has a recommendation for high quality tuners, I’ll just replace them and keep rolling! Cool guitar!

Thanks for your review!

If your Juniper is falling out of tune, try giving the strings a good stretch. Our Juniper has high-quality Grover tuners, so fresh strings could be the issue.

If stretching doesn't help, drop us an email at hello@orangewoodguitars.com!

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
81%
(13)
19%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Justus Wilson
Worth The Hype!!!

I was recommended checking this brand out in a session with an artist, and I immediately fell in love with the quality for the price! When I saw the first drop of the rubber bridge models I knew I had to grab one. I’m pretty sure I bought one of the last ones available from the recent drop and it was so worth it! It feels great, sounds great, looks killer and I’m finding more and more cool ways to use it. Been recommending my other musician friends to look into getting one next tine they are available!

Thanks for your review, Justius! We're so glad you managed to pick one up before they sold out (again) and that its inspiring you to play creatively. Enjoy!

C
Chris

Killer guitar. Played a 45 minute set on it the day after I got it, sounded amazing through my pedal board and amp. Set up was a little high for me, but with a little tweaking it plays perfect.

N
Nicholas Gunzburg
great out of the box

A really nice sounding instrument. Perfectly set up, perfect intonation, which is impressive for a rubber bridge. The only issue I have is that my neighborhood is flooded in EMI, and rail pickups are quite sensitive to EMI. I brought it to a different location, and it was very quiet through a high gain amp. I guess I need to contact the city and hope I have as much luck as Samuraiguitarist did. To get a nice clean sound, it sounds best through an acoustic guitar amp, or a full-spectrum speaker, like a nice PA speaker. Otherwise an electric guitar amp with some dirt and slapback delay sounds great. The light chromes on this allow you to tune it to standard tuning. I've always had to turn rubber bridges down to C due to high tention, so this is a really nice setup.

R
Russ M.
Love!

Now how do I convert all of my acoustics over??? Artist deal???

M
Michael M.
Cool guitar!

I’ve had mine for a week now, played it every day for at least an hour and even used it for a trio (adult contemporary/jam band) show. It’s a totally different sound for sure. This will surely influence your approach to the material you are playing/writing. I personally think that’s a great thing! Think of this guitar as a narrow palette sound choice and you’ll be quite pleased. My ONLY COMPLAINT: this guitar will not stay in tune. I love the neck setup and the strings on the guitar so I’m gonna assume that the tuners are the problem. If anyone has a recommendation for high quality tuners, I’ll just replace them and keep rolling! Cool guitar!

Thanks for your review!

If your Juniper is falling out of tune, try giving the strings a good stretch. Our Juniper has high-quality Grover tuners, so fresh strings could be the issue.

If stretching doesn't help, drop us an email at hello@orangewoodguitars.com!

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