Pickups and installation

LR Baggs M1A pickup

Pickups and installation for your guitars.

I am  a representative of LR Baggs, pickups and fine acoustic amplification products. I can order any LR Baggs pickup or pre-amp for you. I can also provide professional installation into your instruments.

If you need a pickup or set-up please let me know.
You can see the full line of LR Baggs products here   http://www.lrbaggs.com

For ordering or more information contact me in New Jersey



Acoustic guitar building presentation at the CJWA by Jay Rosenblatt

On May 8th., 2013, I held a presentation on how I build my JR Acoustic Guitar at the Central Jersey Woodworkers Associations monthly meeting. http://www.cjwa.org. I was assisted by my friend and right hand man John Grunberg, and Frank Sole’, musician, who helped me set up and video taped the presentation.

Jay Rosenblatt Speaking at CJWA_1

My exhibit included six completed guitars, one of which Frank built, guitar bodies under construction, forms, woods, templates, materials, and about 250 images in my powerpoint presentation. I spoke for almost two hours. I am pleased to report the the interest and admiration of the audience was outstanding. I was told by many that it was the most informative and interesting presentation they have have had at their meeting in a long time.

Jay Rosenblatt Speaking at CJWA_2

To wrap up the show Frank Sole played finger-style on my recently completed Redwood and Cocobolo guitar to a huge applause. He was great! It was great!

Jay Rosenblatt Speaking at CJWA_8

I was very pleased to represent some of the companies who generously provided woods or from whom I purchase parts and materials that I use in my building process.

Luthiers Mercantile www.lmii.com/
Allied Lutherie www.alliedlutherie.com
Blues Creek Guitars www.bluescreekguitars.com
Finocchio guitar works www.finocchioguitarworks.com
Luthiers suppliers www.luthiersuppliers.com
Hibdon Hardwoods www.hibdonhardwood.com

Other fine companies to mention are Tony DiDomenico Guitars, finisher, Dale Bartholemew’s finishing shop, and High Mountain Tonewoods .

Cocobolo and Redwood

I have completed a new instrument that I have been working on for a while now. It is stunning.

This acoustic features a Redwood top, Cocobolo back and sides, Bloodwood purfling with a coral and BW/WB purfling, 24.9 scale, hand carved mahogany neck with chippendale headstock, ebony fingerboard with hand cut and inlayed white/gold mother of pearl vine with abalone leaves, white gold MOP vine inlay with abalone leaves and white/gold pearl JR logo on  headstock, hand cut ebony and cocobolo geometric rosette with black/brown fillet and binding, ebony w/w/b/w endpiece, rosewood heel-cap,  herringbone back centerstrip and ebony bridge with bone nut and saddle. This has a varnish finish.

Although I have not had the time to properly photograph it I am posting some quick photos here. Enjoy!

Jay Rosenblatt with Cocobolo and redwood handbuilt guitar

Jay Rosenblatt Vine inlay custom headstock

Jay Rosenblatt Vine Inlay on Cocobolo neck

Jay Rosenblatt cocobolo guitar back

Jay Rosenblatt redwood guitar top