Guitar Player Magazine - April 2012 / Gear: Test Drive MJ GrooveMaster TESTED BY DAVE HUNTER FROM MJ GUITAR ENGINEERING IN Belgrade, Montana, home of Mark Johnson's high-concept Mirage guitar, comes a down and dirty rock 'n' roll machine that nevertheless boasts its own stylistic twists. The GrooveMaster initially comes on as a sort of Gibson-meets-Fender-meets-Mosrite creation. The body has an entirely original look, with a vibe that's ratherĀ Jagstang-melted-into-Strat, with a somewhat ax-like carve in the bass-side lower bout in case you need to behead any stage invaders, Keef style. Pickups, bridge, and headstock clearly lean more toward the Gibson camp, however, and ultimately you really can't pin this one down to any overt influence. In all, it puts me in mind of the very individual works of builders such as Roger Giffin, Terry Mcinturff, and Dennis Fano, and is indeed a rather intriguing effort on MJ's part. Read more ›››