The WildOne is the first guitar ever designed by Wild Ju at the early stage of the company. Over the past few years, we’ve built different versions of the WildOne, using different construction methods (neck through body, set neck, bolt-on-neck, carved top, flat top, german carved top…), different scales (24’5″, 25’5″, 25″, barytone), different tone woods (maple, mahogany, walnut, swamp ash…) and obviously different finishes.
When we’ve been talking about producing our WildOne in series we’ve decided to bring it back to the essential : an unmistakable vintage character and enough power for almost any application.
To make a long story short we want it Rock’n’Roll!
The dove blue is an original Volkswagen color used on the early combi “split window”
MADE IN WILD
Our guitars are 100% made in France. We believe in the true artisanal values and all Iron Top instruments are handcrafted the old fashion way in our workshop.
Our only goal is to deliver premium quality instruments and everything is designed, crafted, painted, wired, set, tuned in France. Even the pickups are hand-wound in Paris!
TONEWOOD / WILDONE
GOOD WOOD = GOOD TONE
A lot of attention is paid to source premium quality wood for all our instruments.
The body is made in mahogany (Khaya Senegal). It is a fine grained wood with great musical properties. The tone is warm and full with good sustain. The mahogany is associated with some of the most famous rock music of our time.
A set neck transfers the resonance between neck and body more freely and immediately than does a bolt-on neck. The result is usually heard as a little more warmth and fullness in the set-neck guitar. This thicker, fatter sound is often sort out by heavy blues and rock’n’roll afficionados.
The Gibson 24-3/4″ scale is one of the most common guitar scale length. Being shorter than the Fender 25-1/2″ scale, the Gibson 24-3/4″ scale has a lower tension/easier to play feel, and a warmer tone.
24-3/4″ = 629mm
WildOne Neck Profile
The Standard Thin is our most popular contour. Its medium “C” shape will feel comfortable to most players. The Wildone features an ebony headstock overlay and a volute to reinforce the neck.
Fingerboard = Brazilian Pau Ferro (Rosewood substitute to respect the CITES agreement and the European Union wood species protection regulation 338/97)
Fret = medium jumbo / 18% nickel
N° of Frets = 22
Radius = 12″
Width at nut = 43mm
HARDWARE / WILDONE
Our WildOne S1 & S2 feature
Machine heads by Kluson
Tune-O-Matic bridge and tail piece
Dome knobs chrome
Standard strap pin
electronics / Wildone S2
Our WILDONE S2 series are powered by a WILDKAT calibrated covered set. We’re wiring our guitars the old fashion way with premium quality vintage wire.
Mallory capacitors .022μF
Potentiometer CTS 500ko
1 master vol
1 master tone
3 way switch
Loud/Fast toggle ring
Our “WILDKAT Pickups” are hand-wound in Paris by Hepcat Pickups. The WILDKAT are paying homage to the late 59 PAFs : an unmistakable vintage character but more than enough power for almost any application (blues rock, classic rock, heavy metal, metal, stoner rock)
42 AWG Plain Enamel wire on each coil
Alnico 2 magnets
Solid nickel silver baseplate
Chrome or Gold cover
Neck output = 7.6 Kohms
Bridge output = 9 Kohms
Make your GUITAR unique!
Our guitars are all designed to be easily upgraded and customized. Both Wild-TV and WildOne feature a Humbucker neck cavity (+ routing) underneath the pickguard, allowing quick and easy upgrades. We’ve wired the WildOne S1 with a killswitch that can be easily swapped with a traditional 3 way switch… Upgrading your guitar is now as easy as ABC!
To make it even easier, a broad range of pickguards and etched metal plates are available in the GEARS section of the website.
Weight is for reference only. Because every one of our instruments is handmade, the weight may change depending the piece of wood we select for your guitar.