- picks (plectrums)
- electric guitars
- pickups and pickup covers
TV Jones was founded by Thomas Vincent Jones in 1993 as a custom guitar and repair shop. Tom had previously learnt his craft in the late 1980s to early 1990s working at The World of Strings in Long Beach, California, where he became known as a go-to guitar tech for many players in the area and around the world. Tom’s interest in the Filter’Tron pickup arose from his association with guitarist Brian Setzer, whose guitars Tom has worked on since 1993. In 1998, Setzer chose Tom’s Hot Rod pickup design in a blind test of many different pickups for the new Gretsch Hot Rod guitar line. That moment launched TV Jones, Inc. into a lively relationship with Fender and Gretsch Guitars. Several months later, Tom became an independent consultant for the Gretsch Guitar Company designing pickups, guitars and more.
While working with Gretsch, Tom continued to make and design guitars and his interest in guitar pickups grew. He became obsessed with finding the perfect tone and creating the best personality possible for each guitar he designed.TV Jones Inc. continues to be a recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative, high quality guitar pickups.