OK, SO WHAT IS A JASPERBRIDGE
The Jasperbridge Percussive Guitar is a new and truly original musical instrument. It was created by lifelong guitarist, Tom Shaper, who was looking for a more percussive way of playing rhythms, melodies and effects on a guitar.
The Jasperbridge Percussive Guitar combines the familarity of a standard electric guitar neck with a unique "reversed" body that is supported on a stand allowing the musician to grab notes and chords with his left hand and use conventional and nonconventional strikers (sticks, mallets, chop sticks, ice cream scoops, etc.) to attack the strings and/or body.
CREATE A NEW VOICE
the Jasperbridge will lead you
Is it the right guitar for you?
Creative musicians are employing different techniques and making new discoveries. It inspires new ideas, concepts, and songs. The Jasperbridge is the first thing people notice when they see the stage. Tom has been requested by a number of venues to play the Jasperbridge because it is a focal point and encourages crowd reaction. People want to know what the hell it is.
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The JasperBridge went through several prototypes prior to finalizing the production model. Built from quality components, the JasperBridge produces a variety of tones by hitting the strings with a striker(s). The body is small and firmly achored to a stand to provide the ultimate freedom to take advantage of the neck. The Jasperbridge Percussive Guitar and stand both come with a gig bag and can be carried comfortably together in one hand. A guitar player will not need to bring any extra equipment to the gig. Standard amp chords and effects pedals all work for the Jasperbridge.