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JAYXZ
Instruments previously built in Lakeland, FL.
Luthier David Patterson began building guitars and other stringed instruments from scratch in 1984 when he became frustrated with the concept of permanent double-neck instruments. Six-string and twelve-string necks were an easy choice, but with bass it was a different question altogether. Peterson kept going back and forth with what configurations to use including four-string and eight-string necks and fretted of fretless fingerboards. After thirteen years of hit and miss research, Patterson came up with a new development.
Patterson's Jayxz (pronounced "Jakes") Musical Implements company offered guitars that featured a "Component Multineck System" (CMS). The CMS concept allows the player to combine various string configuration bodies together to form a doubleneck instrument. Furthermore, Patterson's instruments are also convertible: the tuners and bridge are all mounted on the same easy to remove piece of the instrument called the "Tailstock." After loosening the strings a bit, the tailstock is unbolted and the anchoring hardware is slid off the other end. Patterson estimates that a changeover can be done in less than fifteen minutes.
Jayxz CMS models were available in ten different models (string configurations). Prices per each standard model started at $750. Biography courtesy: Jeff Patterson.

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