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 Valco-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, either Guyatone, Teisco or Dearmond 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.
Electronics include Emerson audio taper pots, a PIO capacitor and cloth covered wiring. Every guitar comes in a hardshell case.
- Serial #: 5/9/2022
- Model: Waterslide T-Style Coodercaster
- Body: lightweight swamp ash
- Finish: aged sunset orange nitro
- Neck & fretboard: maple & rosewood
- Neck profile: medium C (.85" @ first fret)
- Nut: 1 11/16" bone
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Radius: 10"
- Frets: 6105
- Tuners: Gotoh vintage
- Bridge: Waterslide/Fink hardtail
- Bender: Certano B&G
- Pickups: Lollar lap steel & Teisco-spec Gold Foil
- Pickguard: leopard tortoise celluloid
- Knobs: vintage teacup
- Pots: VIP audio taper
- Wiring: cloth covered
- Capacitor: PIO
- Jack: Pure Tone 1/4"
- Weight: 7lbs 11oz
- Case: hardshell