Peerless builds quality instruments for discerning guitarists
is Korea's premiere guitar manufacturer and has been producing high
quality jazz guitars since the 70s. Over the years they've built
thousands of guitars for Gretsch, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, and many
others. Now a prestigious brand in their own right, Peerless offers
instruments that rival the sound and playability of much costlier
boutique makers at a fraction of the price.
The Monarch is meticulously crafted from high grade materials
The Monarch features a solid spruce top, solid
maple back and sides, and a maple neck. The
fingerboard and cello style tailpiece are made of rosewood. Hardware
includes a set of gold Gotoh Imperial tuners and a floating humbucker.
overall style of the instrument is reminiscent of the more ornate
designs of the legendary John D'Angelico and his protege Jimmy
D'Aquisto. Embellishments include stunning block fingerboard inlays of
mother of pearl and abalone, D'Aquisto style headtsock logo, and 7-ply
ivoroid/ebonoid body binding.
The Monarch is a classic jazz guitar that will meet the needs of the professional guitarist
Monarch is largely based on the classic Gibson Johnny Smith model, a
longstanding favorite among jazz guitarists for over half a century.
Like Gibson's original design, this instrument is designed to retain its
acoustic capabilities while simultaneously producing a rich and colorful
amplified tone. It performs these duties exceedingly well as the Monarch sounds gorgeous both acoustically and electrically. Players
looking to tackle Johnny Smith's legendary chord melody pieces will be
pleased to find that the Monarch's 1 11/16th nut and short, 24 3/5"
scale make even the most
cumbersome chord shapes feel effortless.
This guitar comes setup with
12 gauge flatwounds and fairly low, 2mm action. However, this
instrument performs well with many types of setups, including
traditional bebop (14 gauge flatwounds and very low action) and swing
(higher action) setups.
Come and experience the magic of a beautifully built instrument that will serve you well for a lifetime!