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Let's Celebrate Pi Day!

Each JT Custom Bass has a copper coin with the JT or Pi π logo.

“Logos are a very personal thing and with my initials looking like the Pi sign, it was a perfect representation for the business,” says luthier Jim Turturici of

JT Custom Bass.

Pi is a mathematical constant of the ratio of a circle’s circumference. Referring to this kind of a precision aligns with JT Custom Bass’s values of detailed work with visual and physical balance. Jim likes to “sweat the small stuff, where a 1/10th of a millimeter makes a difference.” While attending the four year luthier program at the Violin Making School of Chicago, he was taught how each line, each stroke of the hand plane and each shaving of wood was intentional. “Details matter greatly,” says Jim. “Each JT Custom Bass is filled with little touches that the player can continue to discover and enjoy.”

The final reason why pi was such a great fit is it is a symbol of the infinite. “I’ve always liked knowing that the instruments I make go on to have a life of their own and one that will go long after I’m gone,” says Jim.

For the month of March, Jim is giving 10% off of any of the custom basses for sale on his website in honor of Pi Day:

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Fun Facts about Pi:
* According to Guinness World Records, the most accurate value for Pi is more than 62 trillion digits (62,831,853,071,796 to be precise)
* It would take 332,064 years to say the 31.4 trillion digit number
* Extending the known sequence of digits in pi is very difficult because the number follows no set pattern.
*Pi is used in engineering, physics, supercomputing and space exploration - because its value can be used in calculations for waves, circles and cylinders.
* Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day and noted astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died on the made-up holiday in 2018.

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