As the oldest professional sound company in New Zealand, Jansen has been serving the New Zealand sound & music industry since 1949. During this time we have built up a strong reputation for delivering the highest quality & industry leading professional sound equipment
Invader Electric Guitar
Neck 24.75inch Nut Width 42mm scale, 12 inch radius, fingerboards are "Lignum Rosa", which is a composite made of laminated poplar impregnated with resin, it has the look and feel of Rosewood, but is actually denser and more stable, we are using it universally now.
Body: Okuman, from central Africa, similar to mahogany, a good tone wood, body depth 45mm.
Electronics: Entwistle AS57 pickups, Alnico 5 magnetics. (vintage Strat).
Volume, Tone, Tone, individual pickup slide selectors.
Machine Heads: Kluson type good quality.
Trem: Floating type (Jazzmaster)
Bridge: Roller type.
Colours: 2 Black
12 month warranty
Gibson scale length with a Strat look https://youtu.be/rLDcki18kms
With the rise of the Beatles, guitars became all the rage, and Jansen took off. The company was soon producing 40 or 50 guitars a month. Their Invader model, made in 1964 and based on the famous Fender Stratocaster, was a huge success. It was named after local hit band Ray Columbus and the Invaders.
For several years in New Zealand, this was the guitar to have. It outsold not only the Stratocaster but all other imported brands. Although Jansen guitars were often modelled on overseas examples, the company introduced many of their own innovations, especially in the design of the pick-up.