JHS Unveils Three Typically Idiosyncratic New Models From Italia Guitars

Published 11 years ago on July 26, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

JHS Unveils Three Typically Idiosyncratic New ModelsFrom Italia Guitars -

With their unique tones, eye-catching looks and theirout-of-this-world, sparkly charms, Italia guitars have alreadyclaimed the likes of Nicky Wire and Chris Rea as devoted fans, andnow the Trev Wilkinson-designed range has introduced two newguitars and a bass to its quirky stable.

Italia Fiorano

The Italia Fiorano (£549 UK RRP) continues Trev's love affairwith the P90 pickup, featuring a pair of Wilkinson W90 Dog ears.Combining these with hollow mahogany body construction and a sprucetop gives the Fiorano a great, rich tone that's full of sustain andsophistication - and is also stunningly versatile. The set neck ismaple, with a rosewood fingerboard of 22 frets, and there'slashings of chrome hardware to perfectly set off the two availablefinishes: Cream or Tobacco Sunburst. If early rock and roll, rock,pop, indie or jazz is your thing, you'll love the Fiorano!

Italia Fiorano
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Fiorano specs:

Top: Spruce

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Maple, Set

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: 22, medium jumbo

Machines: Italia die-cast tuners

Scale Length: 635mm/25"

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson Dog ear

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Italia trapeze tailpiece

Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way selector

Italia Modulo Tipo 3

The Modulo Tipo 3 is an impressive melee of ultra sparkle andpearloid, with its doublecut agathis body (and tolex back withpearloid guitar-shaped back plate, naturally) sporting a soapbarP90-style bridge pickup housed in an arty triangular scratchplate.The Modulo features 22 frets and a super-smooth Wilkinson vibratobridge for all the bends and wobbles you can handle. Coming in twostunning finishes - Sparkle Red and Sparkle Black (both £449 UKRRP) - you can see where Trev's coming from when he says: "Guitarsdon't come much wilder than this! Classic double-cutaway layoutwith styling cues from the planet ZOG!"

Italia Modulo Black 

Italia Modulo Tipo 3 Red 

Modulo Tipo 3 specs:

Body: Agathis Tonewood, Tolex back with pearloid guitar-shapedback plate

Neck: Hardrock Maple, Bolt-On

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: 22, medium jumbo

Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"

Machines: Italia locking tuners

Pickups: Wilkinson WHHS

Bridge: Wilkinson VS50K-2

Controls: Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way selector

Finishing: Mother of Pearloid back with Sparkle top

Italia Imola 4

One for bass players who think outside the box, the Imola 4 ispart 60s, part 21st century. Striking to look at and ergonomic toplay, it features a classic pickup layout of two Wilkinson WBJpickups, giving you access to the most essential bass soundsaround, and a little something extra thanks to the Imola's acousticchambering to its korina body. Available in Black and TobaccoSunburst finishes (both £569 UK RRP), the Imola really stands outfrom the crowd, especially in the way its distinctive f-hole takesa bite out of the scratchplate! If you're hungry for a bass you cansink your teeth into, the Imola is certainly worth a try.


Italia Imola -4 Sunburst

Imola 4 specs

Body: Korina

Neck: Hardrock Maple, bolt-on, 34" scale

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Frets: 22, medium jumbo

Inlays: None

Machines: Wilkinson WJ350

Bridge: Wilkinson WBBC

Pickups: Wilkinson WBJ

Controls: 2 Volume, Master Tone

This trio of new models is in shops now. Italia guitars aredistributed exclusively in the UK and Eire by John Hornby Skewes& Co. Ltd. For more information, visit the JHS website.



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