In 1988, up-and-coming neo classical guitar virtuoso Jason Becker and his Cacophony bandmate Marty Friedman came to Carvin Guitars in search of their ideal instruments. Marty took to the V220, while Jason bonded with the more traditional DC200. The Custom Shop built Jason his dream guitar, a tremolo- equipped DC200 finished in sapphire blue on flamed maple with a flamed maple fingerboard, tung-oiled neck, and black hardware. This guitar would become one of Jason's main instruments, and appeared in magazine articles and print ads, as well as on stage. Becker fans know the rest of the story: just a week after signing on with the David Lee Roth Band as lead guitarist in 1989, Jason was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Despite being given only 3 to 5 years to live, Jason is still going strong over 20 years later, composing music on a computer, and communicating with his eyes using a system developed by his father.

In response to his still-strong legions of fans around the world, Carvin Guitars has created the Jason Becker Tribute JB200C electric guitar. The Custom Shop worked with Jason to design this instrument as closely as possible to his original DC200. The JB200C is loaded with many upgraded standard features, combined with our state-of-the art modern manufacturing processes. The JB200C is built in the USA, and is an instrument that you'll be proud to play and own for years to come.

The only way to appreciate the performance of a Carvin Guitars instrument is to use it in your own environment, giving it the test of "real world" performance. Take 10 days to try out your Jason Becker JB200C. If you're not completely satisfied, you can return it - no questions asked. Your trial period starts when the merchandise is received by you, not when it's shipped. Really give it a workout. If you're not satisfied for any reason, send it back for a prompt refund or exchange - you would only be responsible for the return shipping. (US and Canada customers only; international customers, see here)

The JB200C is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.



JB200C Jason Becker Tribute Guitar Specifications:

construction neck through
scale length 25"
body alder with standard 4A flamed maple top, finished in deep sapphire blue
neck tung-oiled hardrock maple neck with thinner profile (.75" @ 1st fret, .85" @ 12th fret); matching flamed maple inline pointed headstock, 2-way adjustable truss rod and dual carbon-fiber rods for additional strength & stability
fingerboard flamed maple, 14" radius
inlays abalone dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
neck width 1.69" wide @ nut, 2.22" wide @ 24th fret
hardware black
bridge original Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut
tuners Premium Carvin locking tuners, 19:1 ratio
frets 24 stainless steel jumbo, .110 wide X .055 tall
pickups M22SD bridge humbucker, M22V neck humbucker
electronics passive electronics with two volume controls, two tone controls, two dual/single coil switches, phase switch, 3-way pickup selector
dimensions 39.5" long, 12.75" wide body, 1.68" thick body
average weight 7.5 lbs