Derek Trucks’ Jay G Adjustomatic
Derek’s first guitar was an acoustic Jay G “Jackson Guldan” parlor guitar. He got the guitar for $5 when he was 9 years old, at a local garage sale.
I think it was sub-Sears. I had five dollars, and my mom liked garage sales, and this was the only thing interesting to a nine year old child. It was a good first guitar (in terms of quality) – nowhere but up!Inside the studio of the Tedeschi Trucks
Very little information is available on these Jay G guitars. It was a sub-brand of the Jackson-Guldan Company of Columbus, Ohio, a manufacturer of stringed musical instruments, mostly violins, fiddles, and violas.
Sometime around the 40s, they started making acoustic guitars, most carrying the brand name “Adjustomatic” – since they had an adjustable neck.
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