Berkowitz Guitars are designed and built by luthier David D. Berkowitz in his workshop in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Eastern Market on Capitol Hill.
The first production body in the Berkowitz Guitars line, the J-6 was designed as a hybrid between a full jumbo such as a Gibson J200 and the smaller Gibson J-185. The J-6 Jumbo is a great all around guitar having the best of both worlds of power and headroom to stand up to the most aggressive rhythm player and yet delicate, articulate, and balanced for the most discerning fingerstylist.
This pre-loved guitar is utterly immaculate and really is something special. It's a jumbo, but doesn't feel like thanks to the chamfered uttered bout which is one of those designs that once you try, you can't understand why all guitar builders don't use it. The neck is a 'best of both worlds'; a standard scale length, with a slightly wider than normal fretboard somewhat like a vintage Gibson. Its stability is remarkable -it holds dropped tunings like Open C and DADGAD with ease, and handles hard stumming and delicate picking in those tunings with aplomb. In standard tuning it really sings.
This guitar really does need to be played to be believed. It has a K&K pickup system installed and comes in a magnificent Hoffee flight case.
This instrument has just returned from a complete service and setup by master luthier Chris Melville and is simply a delight to play.
Truly a once-off opportunity to own something from an American master builder.