DescriptionBill Asher's ability to fuse Fender-style construction with some Gibson-leaning features proves he's one of the best in the game.
If you couldn't tell, this new Asher Troubador has a touch of the rare late 50s Gibson Korina solidbody vibe going on. The all-Korina construction kicks up the midrange punch and top end a bit, and the longer scale adds a little bit more snap. Coupled with a great set of Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbuckers (some of our favorite Duncans ever), you've got a full PAF-style voice with great clarity and definition. The 6-way Veritone adds another layer of versatility, offering some distinct tonal options not often found in a more traditional configuration.
A nice full C neck carve rounds things out perfectly, again giving a nod to a mid/late 50s Gibson carve often found on 1957-1958 Les Pauls. Playability is elevated with a smooth satin feel and soft shoulders with rounded fingerboard edges. When executed this well, a larger neck profile can definitely feel easier to play.
We're in love with this Troubadour, and hope to see more just like this one down the road. This is an exceptional instrument that takes the hybrid solidbody style up a few notches.
Priced with G&G hardshell case.
- Korina Body
- Quartersawn Korina Neck
- Madagascar Rosewood fretboard
- Nitro lacquer, relic'd, clear w/Amber tint
- B-W-B binding
- Deep C neck shape: .89" @ 1st fret / .97" @ 12th fret
- 1 11/16" nut
- 12" radius
- Jescar 47104 frets
- Asher "Short" cut bridge
- Ebony peghead face
- Kluson tuners
- Duncan Antiquities PAF humbuckers
- 5 ply pickguard
- 3 way switch, volume, tone, Veritone V6
- G&G case
- Weight: 7lb 8oz
- Serial # 1275