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Italia signs Beach Boys' Jeffery Foskett for ITJF12 signature 12-string guitar

Hot on the heels of its new Modena Challenge electric, Italia has announced a signature model for Beach Boys guitarist Jeffery Foskett, the ITJF12.

Most notable among the 12-string electric's features are the wealth of controls for the Wilkinson WPM mini-humbuckers, which include master volume, tone and blend controls, plus individual on/off switches with LED indicators, as well as a FosQ enhancer switch and associated jangle and boost controls.

Elsewhere, the Cobalt Blue-finished guitar offers a chambered alder body and ash back, with maple set neck and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard.

A Wilkinson VS50K-2 bridge, Italia locking machineheads and padded Italia gigbag complete the spec.

"I've played thousands of shows and hundreds of guitars in search of 'my' sound", says Foskett. "I wanted the jangle of McGuinn's and the smoothness of Carl Wilson's tones, along with a few other features I've always dreamed about."

With all those controls, this one looks like fun, fun, fun. The Italia ITJF12 Jeffery Foskett Signature is available now for £999.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.