The Waterslide Coodercaster T-Style is one part lap steel and one part T-style guitar with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that has been lightly relic'd and aged. The bodies are generally lightweight alder or swamp ash.
In the bridge position are Mojo UK Ozark-style-style lap steel pickups. These pickups nail the vintage sound and design of the early pickups used on Supro, Oahu & National steel guitars - very fat with tons of sustain and punch. This type of pickup is often used by slide players like Ry Cooder, Jason Isbell and Blake Mills. Their unique design with a surrounding metal base plate and pickup cover has a special magic with open tunings and bottleneck playing.
The neck pickups are vintage-spec Mojo UK Gold Foils, Guyatone spec. Gold Foil pickups are a great choice in the neck position as they hold their own with the bridge position lap steel pickup with a sweet top end and clarity that provides a nice complement, tonally.
Those of you familiar with Coodercasters know that the design of the old Valco-style lap steel pickups typically results in a middle position where three strings are in-phase and three are out. Waterslide has worked with Mojo Pickups to come up with a solution to that problem so all Waterslide Coodercasters with the Mojo UK lap steel pickups feature a switching system which allows all six strings to be in-phase with each other when both pickups are on.
- Serial #: 10/30/2020
- Lightweight alder body
- Aged black nitro finish
- Maple/rosewood neck
- Soft V-C profile (.85")
- 1.65" bone nut
- 12" radius
- 6150 frets
- Gotoh vintage-style tuners
- Mojo Ozark-style lap steel & Guyatone-spec Gold Foil pickups
- Gotoh 'In Tune' brass saddles
- Reversed control plate w/ slanted switch
- Vintage hifi knobs
- Firestripe pickguard
- 7 lbs 8 oz
- Hardshell case included (SKB black)