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.