We feel Bill Asher is at the top of his game as every guitar we've gotten from him this year has been stunning! There are always some cool, creative aesthetic touches on his guitars and this Butterscotch finished, Swamp Ash bodied HT-Deluxe sports a tweed neck pickup cover and pickguard as nod to Leo Fender's designs.
Played acoustically, this HT-Deluxe has all the liveliness and snap you'd expect from a great ash bodied Tele-style guitar. The soft V carved maple neck (12" radius, 1 21/32" nut width) feels incredible - gently broken-in, with a nod toward modern playability (given the radius).
The Asher-wound Black T bridge pickup brings plenty of traditional Tele twang to the gig while the hum-cancelling Fralin H90 - with aforementioned tweed cover! - delivers classic P90 midrange and snarl minus the noise. Combined with a Veritone V10 circuit (chicken head knob), you have anything from classic Tele twang to very convincing archtop tones available (this circuit basically functions like a multi-position wah pedal in terms of how it shapes your EQ).
Combined with a very light overall weight, versatile pickup combo, and Veritone switch, these specs add up to a killer Tele-style guitar for folks looking to buck tradition. Priced with hardshell case.
- 1-piece Swamp Ash body, nitro relic finish
- Rock Maple neck, 1/4 sawn
- Soft V carve
- Curly Maple fingerboard
- 1 21/32"" Nut Width
- 12" radius
- 25.5" Scale Length
- Asher Black T (bridge), Fralin H90 (neck) pickups
- Master Volume and Tone, Veritone V10, 3-way switch
- Clear over Tweed pickguard
- Asher single cut T-style bridge
- Jescar 47104 frets
- Grover Sta-tite tuners w/butterbean keys
- Deluxe Hardshell case
- Serial Number: 1303
- 6.75 lbs