My customers and I are loving these Waterslide guitars. Each is a unique, custom instrument. I'm ordering them in colors and with pickup configurations I want to hear, and I can take orders for you as well, building S tyle, T style and offset guitars to meet your needs or fill a tonal niche in your collection.
This T-Style has Lollar Senn Model One pickups. They're based on Thunderbird bass pickup form factor, but designed for guitar. Here's what Lollar's site says about the pickups, which are a great fit for a Telecaster style guitar:
"You won't believe this is a humbucker with its airy top end and chime. But bend a note and hold it — or grab a slide — and get treated to a brand new level of liveliness and sustain.
When Jeff Senn Guitars set about designing their unique Model One guitar they knew that no existing pickup captured what they were looking for so they turned to Jason Lollar to interpret their sonic wish list and make it a reality.
Jeff Senn says, "I wanted something that was very, very clear and open but also had unusual sustain and overtones like my vintage Guyatones, Stratotones and Teiscos. I suspected I wanted a wide magnet to capture the sound field and a thin profile with a metal cover. Jason, agreeing that we might have the right starting ideas, forged these concepts into a distinct and wonderful sounding pickup that has an identity all its own."
It's single coil voiced, but humbucker in function and output giving you a range from huge twang to lovely overdriven tones. The Model One pickup is extremely versatile and doesn't shy away from any genre or style of music.
Think this could be a fantastic lap steel pickup? You'd be right on with that as well. It sings with a bar or slide.
The Lollar/Senn Model One pickups have A5 magnets and are available in Nickel, Chrome, and Gold."
The description of the pickups nails the description of this guitar - tele twang, apt for slide tones, and because they're humbuckers, the guitar is nice and quiet.
The position of the volume control is perfect for volume swells. The guitar is light and the satin finished neck is super comfortable to play.
All around, this guitar has the looks, tone and feel players want at an unbeatable price. The value is even better when you consider that it ships in an SKB ATA rated case.
- Body: Alder
- Weight: 7lbs 8oz
- Neck: Maple, full C profile
- Fretboard: Rosewood with pearl dot inlay and 22 6105 frets
- Nut width: 1 11/16", bone nut
- Scale: 25.5"
- Radius: 10"
- Neck thickness measured directly behind the fret: .88" at first fret, .934" at 7th fret, .963" at 12th fret
- Neck pickup: 6.95K, Lollar Senn Model One humbucker
- Bridge pickup: 7.8K, Lollar Senn Model One humbucker
- Pickguard: Leopard celluliod
- Tuners: Gotoh vintage
- Reversed control plate with angled pickup switch
- Emerson audio taper pots
- Case: SKB ATA rated
- In the case: paperwork, allen wrenches, case keys