The JRS Extended Chromatic Explorer is the largest entry level model we offer.  This model has the same notes and range of our JRS Grande Concertmaster but at a lower price.


Features include:

  • 2/22/22/12 – 5 Octaves (4 Chromatic)
  • Range - A1 to A6
  • Asymmetrical Body (Vertical Treble Bridge, closer Bass Bridge)
  • Triple Spline Finger Joints at Bass Chamber
  • Double Spline Finger Joints at Treble Chamber
  • Tapered Pin Blocks
  • Double Arched Sitka Spruce, African Sapele or Western Red Cedar Soundboard
  • Solid Black Walnut End Rails
  • Black Walnut Bridges with Curly Maple and Purpleheart position markers
  • Solid Tulip Poplar Back
  • 21 Graduated String Gauges (Brass Wound, Solid Brass and Precision Steel)
  • Signature JRS “Explorer” Soundhole Rosettes 
  • JRS Filigree Corner Scrolls
  • 5 - 6 coat Nitrocellulose Lacquer Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Individually “Voiced”
  • Signed and Sealed Document of Origin and Authenticity


This instrument is available in an XR model with the extended notes (Super Bass) on the right, or an XL model with the extended notes on the left.  Upgrades to VGD* Soundboard, Laminated End Rails, Exotic Bridges, Custom Rosettes, Abalone Inlay, Damper System, Internal Stereo Pick-Ups and more are available.


Base price:  $2395

Includes a Tuning and String Gauge Chart, Star Tip “T” Handle Tuning Wrench, Battery Powered Digital Chromatic Tuner, Hammers, String Polishing Cake  

Song of the Wood Case is $225

JRS Extended Chromatic Explorer