Asher HT-Deluxe Studio Series California Blonde


"My passion for restoring and building instruments began in 1982. I have worked for numerous artists who have shaped and inspired the guitars I build today. My designs offer the revered tones and iconic vibe found in great vintage instruments, coupled with refined solid construction, boutique electronics and custom feel." - Bill Asher

The Studio Series takes the already fantastic T-Deluxe model and strips it theory at least. There are still quite a few deluxe appointments that make you feel like you're getting a hell of a deal without sacrificing what makes the standard T-Deluxe so great.

For example, this gorgeous California Blonde Studio Series T-Deluxe features a lightweight 2-piece ash body with a satin nitro finish over stain, a one-piece maple neck, Kluson tuners, Asher Bluesbucker and Tweed T pickups, 1-ply pick guard, and a passive tone switch (mini-toggle). And it weighs 6.5lbs? 

The setup, playability, and build quality are fantastic. The Studio Series has a more hand-made vibe, namely in the finish, and we really love it. It's a very resonant, lively, and ultimately musical guitar. We were scratching our heads a little while playing it - this is the stripped down version? Plays and sounds as good as any T-Deluxe we've ever had. Hats off to Bill for not cutting any quality corners while offering up a guitar at a lower price-point!

Simply put, this is a killer guitar and a great introduction to Asher Guitars and the T-Deluxe model. Priced with deluxe Mono gig bag.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • 2-piece Swamp Ash body
  • California Blonde satin nitro over stain, light relic
  • 1 piece slab cut maple neck
  • Indian rosewood fretboard
  • 60s C shape neck
  • Maple fretbaord (12" radius) 
  • 1 5/8" nut width
  • Dunlop 6100 frets
  • Asher Bluesbucker and Asher Tweed Tpickups 
  • 3 way switch, passive 2 way tone
  • Asher T bridge
  • Gator Deluxe gig bag
  • Serial Number: 1079
  • Weight: 6.5lbs

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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