GJ2 - Arete 5-Star Electric Guitar - Trans-Vintage Cherry

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Our Price: $2,999.00
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“Arete” is an ancient Greek word meaning “excellence in all things.”
Perfectly balanced in weight and tone, we currently offer the Arete
guitar in 3 levels: 3-Star, 4-Star, and 5-Star.

The Arete model is available in a player’s choice of premium tone-woods
such as mahogany, rosewood, walnut, korina, and (a surprise for many)
all basswood.

The Arete’s standard pickup configuration is the dual humbucker set-up.

Your Arete guitar is available in either hand-rubbed oil or gloss finishes depending on the particular body wood used.

Our oil-finished guitars have a rich glow that will wear-in beautifully to a fine patina. Our gloss guitars feature a glassy, but thin finish that is both resilient and tonally vibrant.

The fingerboards are rosewood or ebony and come with either “clay” dots, “mini bull’s eye” pearl dots, or our striking “Infinity” inlays.

All Arete guitars include Habanero pickups as standard. The Arete 3-Star uses Sapele (African Mahogany) wood and Pearloid inlays.


  • Thin-gloss or natural hand-rubbed oil finish (depending on wood/color choice)
  • Basswood, Korina, Walnut, Rosewood body
  • Floyd Rose or non-locking trem
  • Pearl “Infinity” inlays
  • Ivoroid binding or wood on certain models
  • GJ2 neck-through-body construction
  • 3-piece center section for maximum stability and unmatched tone and sustain

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Product Warranty Information


All instruments in our catalogs and on our shopping site carry the manufacturers' warranties against defects in parts and workmanship. Should a defect occur within the manufacturer's warranty period, contact us immediately.

We will be glad to help facilitate the repair or replacement as specified by the manufacturer. The manufacturer will determine whether the defect is covered under their warranty; we do not make that determination.

Please note: U.S.-based manufacturers WILL NOT honor warranties for items sold and shipped outside the U.S. Also, if a school, school district, or board of education purchases an instrument and resells it to an individual, the manufacturer considers the warranty to be void. Warranties are extended only to the original purchaser!

All warranties, stated or implied are held with the product manufacturer and they vary from item to item. Consult the documentation that came with your product for details in addition to the information below.
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Now reinventing himself and his craft yet again as GJ2 Guitars,Grover and his business partner, Jon Gold (a lifelong guitarist andenthusiast who most recently served as Sr. VP of International Sales andMarketing at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) are redefining themodern electric guitar.