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. The first WILDONE sailor has been designed for the first edition of the Berlin Holy Grail guitar show in 2014.
This construction method is a variation of the traditional thinline construction. An aluminium plate is set on top of an half chambered body. The aluminium top brings round metallic sonorities to the instrument.
Reno was in charge of the design and we’re really proud to launch this instrument in series
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!
TONE WOOD / SAILOR
GOOD WOOD = GOOD TONE
A lot of attention is paid to source premium quality wood for all our instruments.
The body is made in Pine like some of the first Fender “Broadcaster” (first name of the Telecaster in the early 50’s). Sound-wise the pine has a nice, growley, warm tone with good mids.
The neck is made in maple (Canada), a very hard, heavy and dense wood. The tone is very bright with long sustain and a lot of bite.
This construction method is a variation of the traditional thinline construction. An aluminium plate is set on top of an half chambered body. The aluminium top brings dynamic to the instrument.
The slower transference of acoustic energy from the non-glued neck yields a little more pop and attack from the string—in essence, it decouples the strings from the body and neck. The snap and pop of the bolt-on guitar neck emphasizes note definition. It adds a sharpness and firmness that contribute to a cutting tone, often called “twang”
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
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
Hardware / IRONTOP
Our Iron Top series feature
Machine heads by Kluson
Tune-O-Matic tone pro bridge & tail piece
Dome knobs chrome
Standard strap pin
Nos instruments “IronTop” sont équipés d’un set WILDKAT (bobinés main) et sont câblés de manière traditionnelle avec des câbles vintage de qualité supérieure.
Mallory capacitors .022μF
Potentiomètres CTS 500ko
1 master vol
1 master tone
3 way switch
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