Jay Turser

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Jay Turser is a stringed instrument manufacturer owned by US Music Corporation,[1] located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States. In 2009 U.S. Music Corp. was acquired by JAM Industries of Canada. Today U.S. Music, along with KMC Music and Davitt & Hanser, make up JAM’s U.S. Music operations. According to the Jay Turser website, they are currently affiliated with Davitt & Hanser, a division of JAM Industries, LTD.700 West Pete Rose Way #155 • Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.


Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil with Jay Turser Warlord guitar

Jay Turser produces guitars, basses, mandolins and banjos in a variety of models.

Production facilities are located in China and rely primarily on Asian suppliers for parts and electronics but use imported woods, such as mahogany, maple and rosewood, for the body and neck. The products are sold worldwide.

The company produces both electric and acoustic guitars. They also produce a line of acoustic and electric guitars targeted toward entry level musicians, sold in kits that come with accessories and instructional DVDs.


In 2004 Jay Turser received Guitar Player Magazine's Reader's Choice Award for Ultimate Value for the JT-200 line[2] and the December 2011 Editor's Pick for the JT-LT-RW model.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.usmusiccorp.com
  2. ^ Guitar Player Magazine, November 2004, Vol. 38 Issue 11
  3. ^ http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/the-2011-editors-pick-awards/147565

External links

  • Official homepage
  • Jay Turser Facebook page
  • "Jay Turser teams up with Graph Tech"
  • "Jay Turser wins 2011 Editor's Pick Award"
  • Youtube - Jack Kritzer collection of acoustic and electric guitars including many Jay Turser models, both current and out of production
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