Cowtown SJ
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Our most popular model is the Cowtown SJ. The playability and balanced tone make it an excellent all around instrument.  In his review in the September, 2001, issue of Vintage Guitar, Steven Stone wrote: "There is something about the sound and looks of the Perretta Cowtown that makes it stand out from the crowd.  Is this the ultimate flat-top?"


With a 16" wide lower bout, the Cowtown is in the J 185, 0000 class. The deep body and 25.4" scale coupled with the advanced, scalloped 'X' bracing pattern help to create a big, clear voice.  I found some lovely variegated spruce for the top of this guitar commissioned by Jerry Gant.


The 12th fret chili inlay was Jerry's idea.  It's executed in the finest semi-precious red and green buttons from the local fabric store!


Johnnie Helm's Cowtown has a cedar top, Indian rosewood back and sides and a Venetian cutaway. Check out Johnnie's music at: www.johnniehelm.com


The Cowtown SJ features a wide headstock design with binding. This one has an ebony head plate, matching ebony tuner buttons, maple binding and abalone shell logo inlay.

Here's the Cowtown prototype getting a workout