Jerry Jones Guitars was an instrument manufacturer based in Nashville, Tennessee from 1988 to 2011 when Jerry retired.
The company built electric guitars and basses based on designs from the fifties and sixties. They also made some more unusual instruments like six string basses, baritone guitars, sitar guitars, the shorty octave 12-string and the guitarlin, which is a cross between a guitar and a mandolin.
Many of the company's instrument designs borrow heavily from the early designs of US electric guitar company Danelectro.
From Jerry Jones’ website - JJ Original "Shorty" Octave 12 String
“The diminutive combination of the longhorn body and an octave 12 string. As cute as this instrument is, don't underestimate its potential. Sparkling highs and angelic chords that really cut through. Same great playability as our other instruments. The Shorty makes a perfect companion to our single cutaway 12 string guitar...jangle high !
Made in USA & no longer in production, this wonderful little guitar is the diminutive combination of the JJ longhorn body & an octave 12-string. Featuring Jerry Jones' own balanced lipstick tube pickups & unique 4-way rotary switching, the tonal combinations are almost limitless.
Bolt-on maple neck with 14.5" radius rosewood fingerboard & pearloid dot inlays. Frets are in great shape with no wear. Truss rod adjustment accessible at the heel. Gotoh tuners are in perfect working condition.
Longhorn body finished in Surf Green. String-thru & top-loading Gotoh bridge with individual string adjustments. Clear pickguard with Shorty logo.
* nut width is 1 23/32"
* 15 3/4" scale length and a 19 fret neck
* Indian rosewood fingerboard w/14.5" radius
* trussrod adjustment accessible at the heel
* quality enclosed Gotoh tuning keys
* master volume control
* unique 4-way rotary switching
* hum cancelling pickup wiring
* JJ balanced Lipstick tube pickups
* quality Gotoh bridge with individual string adjustment
* string gauges are: 9/9, 11/11, 16/16, 10/24, 15/32, 22/42
Guitar weighs 4.8 lbs
This Jerry Jones Neptune Shorty Octave 12-String is in excellent condition - very clean overall with only some very mild surface scratches, almost impossible to see. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
This little dynamo is basically a high pitched 12 string electric that will also deliver mandolin type sounds and then some. Quite a unique package, easy to play, and with a variety of very useable tonal options. It has been reported that Ry Cooder has been using one of these in his arsenal over the past 10 years or so.
Comes with its fitted JJ soft case in good condition