We often receive emails from our customers asking; “which Cole Clark does Jack Johnson use?”
We have had the pleasure of making several guitars for Jack over the years, mostly Fat Lady 1 and 2
series acoustics. You may have also seen Jack playing a semi-hollow Culprit 3 series electric while
touring some of the tunes from his latest release, Sleep Through the Static.
The good news for those who love the sound that Jack creates with his guitars is that the guitars
we make for Jack all have factory standard specifications…and this is something we are very proud of.
Jack was recently interviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Drew Pearce
(February 2009 issue), and here’s what Jack had to say about his guitars;
"On my first tour in Australia, Ben Harper introduced me to the luthiers [who eventually formed] Cole Clark Guitars. The guitars are made out of sustainably grown wood (Bunya top, Queensland Maple neck, back and sides) down in Australia. Bunya is a beautiful wood. Most of all, the pickup system is really great for playing live. You get that real nice exact sound from the bridge pickup, but the [Face Brace Sensor] inside gives you a little more off-the-string sound."
In his recent Acoustic Guitar Magazine interview, Jack talks about the origin of his songs and his groove-rich guitar style, and gives some example videos on how to play some of his tunes.
Please click the issue cover image above to view the article online with video.
Photo: Jay Blakesberg