Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar

Hornet J400CE

MSRP 519.00 USD

Jumbo body with more punch and volume
Accenting the “boomy” low end
Flame maple body woods and hard a maple neck

KEY FEATURES
Jumbo body
Solid-sitka spruce top
Flame maple body
Woofer Line for a rich bass
Hard maple neck
Fretboard with rounded edge profile
Rosewood headplate with bevel cut
Solid hard maple bridge plate with hexagonal holes
Wood bindings
Abalone rosette
Oiled bone nut and saddle
Gloss finish on the body
Matte finish on the neck
Standard gig-bag
Fishman® Sonitone electronics

Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar
Hex guitars hornet series

Full rich sound and improved details

The Hornet series models all feature a solid top and back wood and higher grade detailing. In terms of sound, this series has been designed to produce a bold sound and full-resonating voice with even harmonics across every tone.

Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar's body

Body

Big, plenty of volume

The Jumbo provide more punch, volume and meaty chord, while accenting the boomy low end. A solid sitka spruce top and beautiful flame maple back/sides give you an outstanding balance.

ShapeJumbo cutaway
TopSolid sitka spruce w/ Woofer Line
Sides & BackFlame maple
BracingHEX® scalloped X-brace

Body inside

Woofer Line

The Woofer Line along the inside edge of the top wood helps to further deepen the central area around the groove. It is the similar effect as woofer loudspeakers, which makes the presence of bass sound one step clear.

HEX Woofer lines on top wood
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar's neck

Neck

Hard maple

The hard maple neck is built of three-stage drying to minimize deformation. It hss a standard-C type profile and a matte finish with players prefer.

SpeciesHard maple
ProfileStandard C-shape
Thickness1 3/4-inch at nut
Truss rod2-way action
JointDovetail
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FinishMatte

Craftsmanship

Natural woodworking

Vacuum pressing & natural wood drying combined technology gives you a more solid sound. After the glue penetrates the pores of the wood sufficiently, it is bonded by slowly applying pressure to increase vibration and durability.

※ Although heat-drying and hot-press methods expedite the building process, they cause the adhesives to harden, interfering with the wood’s natural resonant qualities.

Wood joining technique of HEX guitars
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar's fretboard

Fretboard

Selected ebony with hard frets

On the ebony fretboard, the 160Hv frets with 30% increased hardness deliver a durable and clear sound. It also reduces the risk of the fret lifting.

Species Ebony
Scale length25 1/2-inch
Radius12 3/5-inch
ProfileRound edge
BindingWood 1-ply
Frets20 / 160Hv hardness
InlaysHexagon wood at 3rd fret / white PVC dot on side

Wood drying

Three stages of drying

The wood is dried by natural, thermal and high frequency vacuum drying. In the case of high-frequency vacuum drying, moisture is removed from the inside of the wood, so there is little splitting or distortion coming from drying.

※ Only carefully selected timber that is well dried and seasoned is used.

Wood Drying Technique of HEX Guitars
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar's head

Headstock

Layered with bevel cut

The rosewood top affixed to the headstock contributes to the instrument’s aesthetic quality while helping to improve sustain, and in concert with the binding gives off a feeling of luxury. The 18:1 gear ratio tuners allow for precise tuning.

Angle14 degrees
LogoSilver metal “HEX”
TopRosewood
TunersChrome color with black pegs
Tuning ratio18:1
BindingBevel cut

Rounded edges

Comfortable grip

Both sides of the fingerboard are gently curved for more comfortable playing. In addition, the rounded corners give you easier to play.

Round Edges on Fretboard of HEX guitars
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar's bridge

Bridge

Selected ebony

A special cut is placed in front of the bridge-pin hole to prevent pins from protruding. It also reduces dents on the bridge by string tension. By the increased angle of strings to the saddle, it will be in tune though powerful strum.

TypeHEX® shape ebony
PlateSolid hard maple w/ honeycomb holes
PinBlack ABS w/ white dot

Bridge plate

Vibrating structure

Just beneath the bridge on the underside of the sound board is a discreetly affixed honeycomb-shaped solid hard maple bridge plate. Because the hexagonal structure reduces weight while reinforcing the sturdiness of the instrument, it contributes to elongating the time of sustained vibration from the sound board. Additionally, this unique bridge plate assists in balancing the whole sound of the instrument, maintaining it’s tonal character.

HEX acoustic guitars' solid hard maple bridge plate with honeycomb holes
HEX Hornet solid top and back acoustic guitars' rosette

Decoration

Premium grade details

It is decorated with an abalone rosette and multiple body bindings. Transparent pickguard is enclosed, and the D'Addario® EXP16 coated strings are installed.

RosetteAbalone and black/brown ABS
BindingsBlack & Ivory ABS
PickguardClear teardrop shape
StringsD'Addario® EXP16

Nut and saddle

Premium oiled bone

The natural material, oiled bone gives clear tone, is easy to set it up and less discolored. The nut with a width of 44mm and E to E spacing of 37.2mm is optimized for both finger style and strum-based performance.

MaterialOiled bone
Nut1 3/4-inch width
E to E1.464-inch
Saddle2 13/16-inch width
HEX acoustic guitars' oil bone nut
HEX HG100 premium gig bag for acoustic guitars

Gig-bag

Light weight, serious protection

Our gig bag will protect the instruments from collisions and contaminants with special paddings and waterproof outer-fabrics. Its neat design and fine fabrics provide premium performances and appearances.

TypeHG100 standard gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorBlack polyester fiber
InteriorBlack fabric

Electronics

No compromise

It is equipped with a Fishman® Sonitone no-cut preamplifier and pickup set. Easy to replace a pickup set attached to the bottom of the top wood without machining the side of the body.

Pre-amplifierFishman® Sonitone
PickupFishman® Sonicore under saddle
ControlVolume / Tone
Battery9-Volt
Battery life111 hours
Output1/4" unbalanced jack
Hex hornet acoustic guitar's electronics
Hex hornet J400CE jumbo body acoustic guitar

BODY
ShapeJumbo cutaway
TopSolid sitka spruce w/ Woofer Line
Sides & BackFlame maple
BracingHEX® scalloped X-brace
RosetteBlack & ivory ABS 6-ply + abalone 1 ring
Top bindingBlack & Ivory ABS 4-ply+Mahony
Back bindingBlack & Ivory ABS 3-ply+Mahony
Center bindingBlack & Ivory ABS 5-ply+Mahony
NECK
SpeciesHard maple
ProfileStandard C-shape
Thickness1 3/4-inch at nut
Truss rod2-way action
JointDovetail
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FinishMatte
FINGERBOARD
Species Ebony
Scale length25 1/2-inch
Radius12 3/5-inch
ProfileRound edge
BindingWood 1-ply
Frets20 / 160Hv hardness
InlaysHexagon wood at 3rd fret / white PVC dot on side
NUT & SADDLE
MaterialOiled bone
Nut1 3/4-inch width
E to E1.464-inch
Saddle2 13/16-inch width
HEAD
TypeHEX® special
Angle14 degrees
LogoSilver metal “HEX”
TopRosewood
TunersChrome color with black pegs
Tuning ratio18:1
BindingBevel cut
BRIDGE
TypeHEX® shape ebony
PlateSolid hard maple w/ honeycomb holes
PinBlack ABS w/ white dot
HARDWARES
PickguardClear teardrop shape
Strap buttonsChrome color
StringsD'Addario® EXP16
ELECTRONICS
Pre-amplifierFishman® Sonitone
PickupFishman® Sonicore under saddle
ControlVolume / Tone
Battery9-Volt
Battery life111 hours
Output1/4" unbalanced jack
FINISH
ColorNatural
ProcessGloss
Case
TypeHG100J standard gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorBlack polyester fiber
InteriorBlack fabric

acoustic-guitar-dimension
A1057 mm
B529 mm
C308 mm
D430 mm
E459 mm
F44 mm
G105 mm
H125 mm
I648 mm

Hornet J400CE

Updated on 2017-10-09T21:34:22+00:00, by hexguitars.