JHS Unveils Three Typically Idiosyncratic New Models From Italia Guitars

Published 9 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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